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Genres: Punk / Rock / Emo / Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Related artists: N/A.
Country: Cologne, Germany
Years Active: 1998-2004
Song: "Mitglied Im Club"
Album: "Some Things Take A Long Time..."
For fans of: Wolves, Daitro, Raein, Amanda Woodward, Hot Cross, D'Amore, Mara'akate, Gillian Carter, Francis Brady aka PROPER Screamo.
YAGE was one of the bands that got me into screamo music. In the early 2000s Level-Plane Records was pushing this German band hard - mostly because their last few releases were stellar.
In the beginning, YAGE was more about speed and spasms. The 'Some Things... 7" and '13-17-October 84' cd showcase the band at their most controlled yet chaotic on the tracks "Mitglied Im Club", "I Have Gun You Too" and "One Way Ticket Des Lebens".
By the end, the band was a frontrunner for most innovative screamo band. The sheer amount of space and dynamics the band works with and weaves so well - I mean, goddamn - take a listen to "Lange Leugenbeine" and "We Lost Beauty" from their 'Anders Leben' record. This release took a new and very expansive approach to balancing atmospheric/indie rock with screamo and punk/hardcore.
The band's other output is decent, but doesn't stand out like the songs I have listed above. YAGE's complete discography (or, at least, the closest thing I've ever seen posted as such) is located below. Check this band out if you like broken English and Level-Plane styled European screamo. I sure as hell do.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.
1998 - Yage 7"EP
2000 - 3-17 octobr 1984 cdLP
2000 - Engrave Split 7"
2001 - The Human Head Too Strong For Itself 10"EP
2001 - The Robocop Kraus 7"EP
2002 - Some Things Take A Long Time But Step For Step Takes Its Direction It Is On Us To
Start To Run Or At Least To Walk Right Now 7"EP
2003 - Anders Leben!? cd/12"LP
2003 - And Nobody Told Me To Think About Life In General cd compilation
2010 - Some Time Of A Time cd/12"LP complete discography
(2000) YAGE - "I Have Gun You Too" (from '3-17 October 84' cd)
(2002) YAGE - "Mitglied Im Club" (from 'Some Things Take A Long Time...' 7")
(2003) YAGE - "We Lost Beauty" (from 'Anders Leben' cd)
YAGE out-of-print discography mp3 download