After over a year since his last performance with Saint Diego, frontman Spencer Yenson released his solo debut EP, “In Fever”, on April 27th, in the process launching his new band, Spencer Yenson and the Squatters, who bring an eclectic cast of characters to the stage.
Spencer Yenson and the Squatters will be performing at the Kaaboo Music Festival in Del Mar, CA on Sunday, September 17th. Single-day and 3-day Festival passes can be purchased here: KAABOO DEL MAR.
The “In Fever” EP is currently available for sale on all digital media platforms. Stream the EP for free now via spenceryensonandthesquatters.bandcamp.com
“In Fever” features four original tracks and a boisterous cover of the 1956 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins hit “I Put a Spell on You”. The EP is a dangerous blend of dark psychedelia and explosive rock ‘n’ roll. From the opening track, “Wicked Ones”, with layered harmonies of synth and guitar, to “Throw Me on Your Fire”, with its evolving rhythms and a bass line beefy enough for 90’s Dr. Dre, this EP is eclectic yet cohesive. Yenson’s captivating voice draws comparisons to Jim Morrison, Hozier and Robert Plant, displaying a versatility that keeps you listening through to the next track.
The newly formed band, Spencer Yenson and the Squatters, features members of the San Diego-based band Grizzly Business (bassist Brian Vilven, drummer Matthew Burke, guitarist Jano Aste-Nieto), fresh off their 2017 European tour, as well as the debut of Sequoia Steen (vocals, banjo, guitar) and Ben Trent (keys). The band has already begun recording a full-length album as Spencer Yenson and the Squatters that is scheduled for an early 2018 release.