Yells Fire

Yells Fire

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We love playing shows, and will definitely come to have a good time with everyone. If we're available and you can get us however much it takes to drive there, chances are we would love to play. Punk bands and festivals are a great time, but we could play with all types of bands and be happy.

Biography

Yells Fire are not the biggest fans of band bios. They are also a melodic punk band from Bloomington, IN consisting of four really good friends. Patrick McGinley (guitar & vocals), Roderick Deerr (bass), Brian Meredith (guitar & vocals), and Zac Canale (drums) grew up together in central Indiana and have been playing their brand of melodic punk under various names for about 5 years, previously under the name McSmokerson.

According to PodcastMusicCountdown.com their song “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” was the 5th most played song of the week by all internet podcasters in September 2006. Who knows what that means or how they figure it out, but it seems cool, right? Other half-accomplishments include being a top five finalist in the 2004 MTVU Best Music on Campus Contest, various awards on Garageband.com, and an appearance on the Ernie Ball stage at Warped Tour.

Over the years, they have played numerous shows and toured throughout the Midwest, East Coast, South, and Canada. Despite only embarking on four genuine tours, the band has already sent two road worn vans to their graves. Some of the bands they have shared the stage with along the way (although many do not represent our style of music) are the RX Bandits, Yellowcard, Fake Problems, Homegrown, The Fight, Mustard Plug, No Motiv, Fairweather, The Widow Jenkins, Johnny Socko, Showoff, Allister, Fifth Hour Hero, Bottom Line, Student Rick, etc.

Discography

'What We're Running' EP (US) - 2005

'What We're Running' EP (Japan) - Bells On Records, 2007

'Yells Fire In a Crowded Theater' LP - Bells On Records, Coming in 2008

Compilations:

'Energy to Start the Day' - No Filler Records 2007
(other bands include Hogwash, Straightaway, etc.)

''Rhino's Benefit Album' - 2008
(other bands include Against Me, Murder By Death, etc.)

Set List

30-45 minutes of original songs. Sometimes one cover if we feel like it.