Press Kit

Photo Credit: Michael Becker

Photo Credit: Michael Becker


Making their debut last year at a sold-out show at Prince’s First Avenue with Bishop Briggs, the Minneapolis-based pop band, Yam Haus, continues to capture the Midwest's attention with their high energy show, clean synth-pop sound, and engaging personalities.

Members Lars Pruitt (lead vocal), Jake Felstow (drums), Zach Beinlich (bass), and Seth Blum (guitar) officially formed Yam Haus in 2017 and launched their first single, West Coast, in April 2018 which garnered over 100,000 streams within the first week of its release. Selling out shows across the midwest due to a quickly growing fan-base, the quartet has played alongside national acts Tori Kelly, AWOLNATION, American Authors, Semisonic, lovelytheband, Johnnyswim, and Kacey Musgraves.

Amassing over 2 million streams on Spotify with their pop-inspired album, Stargazer, Yam Haus’ dance-worthy sound evokes the names of WALK THE MOON, Maroon 5, and Ed Sheeran alike. Kicking off the summer with Basilica Block Party, Summerfest, and the release of their latest single, The Thrill, the band continues to build momentum as they unveil their new musical direction throughout 2019.


Notable Facts

  • Sold out First Avenue’s Mainroom two months early - the only local artist to sell out First Avenue before becoming a national touring act since Prince

  • Over 2 Million streams on Spotify since release of ‘West Coast’

  • Named First Avenue’s Best New Band of 2018

  • Support for Bishop Briggs, Tori Kelly, Semisonic, The Jayhawks, Andy Grammer, O.A.R., American Authors, lovelytheband, and AWOLNATION

  • Featured guests on The Jason Show, KMSP, WCCO, WJBK

  • Consistent airplay from Go 96.3, The Current 89.3, and Cities 97.1

  • Sold out venues including Fine Line Music Cafe, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 7th St Entry, River Bank Theater, and a double header at Phipps Theater


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

Press & Media

"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

“Arena-level pop has to start somewhere, and with Yam Haus, that’s the Amsterdam. The sparkly synth-pop band stunned at the Current’s Best New Bands showcase in early 2018 and followed up with a too-big-for-the-venue performance at their June release show. A year later, their debut, Stargazer, feels even more purposeful, even more ready to bubble over to wider and more hook-hungry audiences. If they strike soon, the exuberant group of Lars Pruitt, Zach Beinlich, Seth Blum, and Jake Felstow could be bound for stadium-size receptions. The spirit in them calls for it.” - Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages

“[They] made a big splash last month as a last-minute fill-in opening act for Bishop Briggs in front of a packed First Ave crowd. That was a perfect setup for their slickly produced, radio-friendly debut album coming this month, “Stargazer,” with a mix of electro-poppy grooves and swooning vocals that suggest an Ed Sheeran opening should be next.” - Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

The Amsterdam was flooded with people from the front of the stage all the way back to the entrance... From start to finish Yam Haus had the crowd going absolutely wild... To say it was infectious would be an understatement.
— - Emily Hoffmann, Twin Cities Media


The Hover Coalition
Jordan Erdman
(651) 343-1620

Booking Agent:
APA Agency
Sara Schlievert
(212) 687-0092

Tour Manager:
Yam Haus
Patrick Veilleux
(651) 270-8151

Publicity & Marketing Manager:
Yam Haus
Oprah Woode
(651) 528-3294

Tinderbox Music
Krista Vilinskis