With "electro-poppy grooves and swooning vocals” (Star Tribune, June 2018), Minneapolis-based pop group, Yam Haus, is challenging the indie dominated scene of the Twin Cities. Tight guitars, dreamy synths, and clean production from Grammy award-winning producer Mark Heimermann, helped drive year one successes.
Their debut album, “Stargazer,” lands with the energy of WALK THE MOON, the charisma of Coldplay, and the emotion of Ed Sheeran. Strong melodies and thoughtful songwriting become even more apparent and powerful when big production and synth-heavy tracks are stripped back with the minimal arrangements of their acoustic EP, “Stargazer Sessions.”
Frontman, Lars Pruitt, quips “We had to go with ‘Yam Haus’ because ‘Sweet Potato Shack’ was already taken.” An acronym, “Yam” stands for “You Are Me,” which is their take on the golden rule. Their positivity and broad inclusiveness is mimicked by their audience ranging from toddlers to grandmas and everyone in between. High energy and crafted sets, dedicated fans, and enticing personalities have led to numerous sold out shows and are propelling them into even larger invitations.
“Most ready to pop: In the night's final slot, collegiate rockers Yam Haus seemed like the band most in line for commercial success.” - Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
"Upon the first chord they played Yam Haus had my complete attention. Infectious energy, clever songwriting, and catchy melodies... these guys could be the Midwest’s better version of Maroon 5." - Jordan Alamat, Go 96.3
Lars Pruitt / Vocals, Guitar
Seth Blum / Electric Guitar
Jake Felstow / Drums
Zach Beinlich / Bass