Forming after years of making music in high school, the Minneapolis-based pop band, Yam Haus, released their debut album, Stargazer, on June 8, 2018. Produced by Mark Heimermann at Sevens-Gate Studio in Hudson, WI, the band’s love for punchy pop, old-school rock and roll, sensitive folk, and the beat of hip-hop inspired their first album.

Notable Facts

  • Named as one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2018

  • Supported Bishop Briggs at a sold out Mainroom show at First Avenue

  • Hosted and featured twice on The Jason Show, KMSP

  • Receiving strong support from Go 96.3 and The Current 89.3

  • Sold out venues including 7th St Entry, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 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

"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




Photography: Michael Becker


Tinderbox Music
Krista Vilinskis
(612) 375-1113

The Hover Coalition
Jordan Erdman
(651) 343-1620

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

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