The Yawpers is composed of Nate Cook on lead vocals and guitar, Jesse Parmet on slide guitar and harmonies, and Noah Shomberg on drums. After self-releasing their debut album, Capon Crusade, Bloodshot Records saw the band play at the 2015South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas and immediately signed the band to their label.

Cook grew up in Texas, which influences his sound. The band is based in Denver, Colorado.

Throughout their relatively short career, The Yawpers have played shows with Delta Spirit, Lucero, The Reverend Horton Heat,The Black Angels, Wanda Jackson, Cracker, and Blind Pilot, and they have toured the US with Nashville Pussy and The Blasters.

In 2013, the Yawpers self-released a bootleg covers record called Good Songs/Shitty Versions, which included covers of songs byMotörhead, Ween, Elvis Presley, The Coasters and Aerosmith. It was recorded at Bill Douglass’ Colorado Springs, Colorado, studio, Royal Recording, during the course of a day.

American Man (2015)[edit]

On October 30, 2015, The Yawpers released their sophomore album “American Man” under Bloodshot Records.  American Manis the band’s first album released under Bloodshot Records. The album was co-produced by Cracker‘s Johnny Hickman and was recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado – the studio that is run by drummer Bill Stevenson of the punk rock band, Descendents. On September 26, 2015, Rolling Stone released an article of their song “Burdens,” saying that “the guys bang out a Springsteen-worthy tribute to escaping the city limits of one’s hometown.”