Hard Rock band Year of the Locust – YOTL have released a new lyric video for their single “Sorry” off of the 2019 self titled “Year of the Locust” E.P. The band has also announced tour dates with The Zealots that began on November 9, 2019, in Rochester, NY, at Pineapple Jacks (dates below).
New York’s Year of the Locust are doing things the old fashioned way. Rather than relying on false accolades and manufactured hype, the band has taken their furious live show and stellar songwriting to the masses directly. Extensive touring throughout the country has endeared the band to fans and peers alike.
Their new lyric video single, “Sorry,” is a redemption song; “If you listen hard you will hear Brett Hestla’s voice in the background. You’ll also hear an EBow. Brian Bond’s used it to create an eerie background. The song was kind of a wildcard. We knew we had 3 solid tracks on the E.P. So, we took a chance and built Sorry right on the spot, with a heavy riff we had experimented with only one time. I just started speaking the lyrics in the studio and it worked. Things got really deep in the studio when I sang the last line of the second verse. It was definitely a memorable moment. It took Brett a few weeks to send us the final version. He felt compelled to add a guitar overlay in the chorus and we were blown away. Not just because we loved what we heard but also that he was inspired enough to put the extra work in on it. The lyrics are right out of my life. It’s about personal growth and owning up to your mistakes, and we hope you appreciate the realness.” says vocalist Scotty Mac about the new single. It features guest appearances from Ex-Florida Georgia Line guitarist Brian Bonds and vocals by Brett Hestla of Dark New Day fame, who also produced it.
YOTL has toured all 48 continental states and Canada, whilst living in their beloved P-90 bus, “Gertrude.” The sound has evolved to fill the void left wide open by a world flooded with heavy-screaming bands or limp rock. With pounding riffage and lyrics steeped with reflection, substance is apparent. “Music shadows our moods, sometimes you need to reflect, and sometimes you need to pump your fist and pound a beer.” Creating the sound that is missing from everyone’s music collection is key to the operation, while also not “buying into” or altering the sound to fit into the genres (and subgenres) at large.
They’ve recently been added to 65,000 AMI jukeboxes nationwide and joined The Label Group’s roster. The band plans to release more music videos and hit the road again soon.
YOTL has toured North America with the following bands: Jake E. Lee and the Red Dragon Cartel, Saliva, Puddle of Mudd, Tantric, Saving Abel, Devour the Day, Sons of Texas, Starset, Palisades, and most recently on the SHOCK AMERICA tour with Tesla. They have shared the stage with Trapt, Hoobastank, Candlebox and countless others.