If you’re desperate for a proper Southern-style rhythm ‘n’ blues resurrection, well, Brooklyn-based artist Yazan might just be your saving grace.
Song Premiere: Yazan’s “I Get High”
We were so blown away by Yazan’s neo-blues sound that we had to share this brand-new song, “I Get High,” with our readers.
Yazan – “Tell Me Baby”
His raucous new single “Tell Me Baby” could’ve been fished out of the Mississippi delta itself, and Yazan wails on about the dredges of an unraveling romance like he’s John Lee Hooker’s best disciple.
Review: Howlin’ EP
I don’t think Benjamin Booker or Jack White have anything on Yazan… The Howlin’ EP is Essential Listening.
Review: Undress My Mind
Not to privilege my words over his, but these are some of the notes I wrote down about experiencing his music live, for the purposes of showing how much he blew my mind: Milky way marsh honky tonk, sermon-cry, muskrat colossus, gem-toned sidewalk-dirge. Blunt, twinkling, liquid timbres. Skull-tickle haircut. Nights apart, nights in fits, nights rigid, nights swaying on your lower cache of joints. Touch-and-go lullabies, hammerheaded hymns, sternums set to hummingbird, ears set to galactic gauges, heart-to-foot nerves in overdrive.