Telekinetic Yeti Debut “Primordial”; Album Arrives July 8 via Tee Pee Records





Telekinetic Yeti, the Iowa-based duo of Alex Baumann (guitar/vocals) and Rockwel Heim (drums), have released a second song from their forthcoming album, Primordial (July 8, Tee Pee Records), debuting the record’s title track this morning via Revolver (

“I wanted to write something that brought to mind an early earth type setting; the dawn of man and humans creating the first tools,” explains Baumann of the album opener. “In the context of today’s complicated and technologically advanced world it’s interesting to think about the origins that we came from and all the millions of years of evolution that shaped us to be who we are.”

Primordial was produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness). Album pre-orders are available now (, with the collection available on several limited-edition colored vinyl variants, CD and digitally. Telekinetic Yeti previously previewed the collection with the release of “Ancient Nug” and its accompanying video (

Tour dates:

With Weedeater:

July 2 Piedmont, SC Tribbles

July 3 Atlanta, GA Sabbath Brewing

July 4 Memphis, TN Hi Tone

July 5 Lafayette, LA Freetown Boom Boom Room

July 6 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves

July 7 Austin, TX Lost Well

July 8 Houston, TX Last Concert Café

July 9 Tulsa, OK Mercury Lounge

July 12 Madison, WI High Noon

July 13 Grand Rapids Pyramid Scheme

July 14 Bloomington, IL Nightshop

July 15 Athens, OH The Union

July 16 Cleveland, OH No Class

July 17 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway

Headlining dates, White Hills support:

July 19 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor

July 20 Charlottesville, VA Champion Brewing (free show)

July 21 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St

July 23 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall

July 24 Philadelphia, PA Silk City

July 25 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory

July 26 Pittsburgh, PA Crafthouse

July 27 Rochester, NY Bug Jar

July 28 Detroit, MI Smalls

July 31 Newport, KY Southgate House

August 1 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

August 3 Green Bay, WI Lyric Room

August 4 Iowa City, IA Wildwood

August 5 Omaha, NE Reverb

August 7 Denver, CO Globe Hall

August 8 Salt Lake City, UT Aces High

August 10 Seattle, WA Substation

August 11 Bellingham, WA Shakedown

August 12 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

August 13 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom

August 14 Sacramento, CA Café Colonial

August 16 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

August 17 Ventura, CA GiGi’s

August 18 Los Angeles, CA Knucklehead

August 19 Tempe, AZ Yucca Taproom

August 20 Albuquerque, NM 606

August 21 Oklahoma City, OK 89th St

August 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

August 26 St. Louis, MO Red Flag

August 27 Rock Island, IL Skylark

August 28 Dubuque, IA The Lift

August 29 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry

Tickets for all shows are on-sale now:

Telekinetic Yeti’s debut album, Abominable, was one of the year’s most talked about debuts, with The Obelisk dubbing it the “debut of the year,” and saying “it could have been another band’s second or third record for the level of cohesion on display.” Metal Injection noted their “explosive live show” as tours with Clutch, Red Fang and Weedeater followed. With Primordial, the band takes their game to a whole new level. The album explores themes as diverse as evolution, sorcery, black magic and the contradictions of the gloriously uplifting yet simultaneously melancholic human condition.

Photo credit: Wesley Belknap