They appeared to the masses officially when Todd Novak, famed tastemaker and head of HoZac records, tapped them for their first release on his own HoZac Records in early 2010. Since then the band has been seen several line up changes, including members of The Whines and even a tour with Hart of The Hunches on drums. They have now settled into a their messy rats nest of a trio for their upcoming release on Palmist Records and subsequent tour of Europe in September of 2011.
To describe Burning Yellows musically I’ll borrow from Maximum Rock n Roll, “When I first listened to this I got a case of Dum Dum Girls, but soon realized that it pertained more to the gritty tuneful collapse of bands like Eat Skull and Psychedelic Horseshit… but the music is more deconstructed, one-note-at-a-time than reverential to early Creation Records sounds.” (LG)
Their forthcoming Palmist release, a 12″ split with friends and fellow Portlanders The Whines, features the sparse instrumentation and bleating organ of “False Horizons”, whilst “Blanks” echos like a beach after a medical waste spill, and will satiate the gap left by the year without Burning Yellows. Angry sleeper “MidWaste” is an autobiographical story of getting thrown in jail in mid tour for a couple months earlier this year…Complete with samples of a collect phone call from the stay behind bars.