YOTAM Tour Video Premier for “Days Of Living”


“This past summer I did a 3 week European tour with Useless ID supporting Lagwagon, I booked my ticket earlier on so that I stay in Europe for 2 more weeks, no plans but life decided that I team up with Joe Mcmahon (Smoke or Fire) and Mike Noegraf and hit the road for 2 more weeks along with my brother Nadav helping out on merch and Antony “Weddy” Gallien as Driver, we crammed up in a little rental car and hit many parts of Germany, Italy and Czech republic, The crowds were amazing everywhere we played and “Weddy” was filming the whole time and made this video for my song Days of living” showing us having some good times in Europe together”

About Yotam-
Dropping everything you’re doing and starting from scratch is not an easy task especially when you’re in your mid 30’s.

After celebrating a successful 20 years of existence show with punk band Useless ID (Fat Wreck Chords) to a hometown crowd in Israel it was time to take a break.

Yotam set out to the States for some soul searching, the result: “California Sounds”.

After living in his car and random houses all over the States for the past 6 months in 2015, around 70 shows in with the likes of Frank Turner, Chad Price, The Ataris, Laura Jane Grace, etc…

Yotam stopped by Bob Hoag’s Flying Blanket Studios (Built to Spill, Ataris) which consists of mostly analog gear and guitars from the 1950’s, armed with 10 brand new songs and going for a vibe where you enter a studio and leave a day later with an album done like in in the early years of Bob Dylan.

“Nobody does this anymore, everyone is so caught up in sounding perfect and auto tune and it just kills character” he says, then adds “Bob was amazing, we did 1-2 takes of each song, making very quick decisions”

All live with some overdubs here and there, the album was mixed the next day and mastered a month later by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room while Yotam passed by through Colorado for a show.

The album is more stripped down in sound and more punk in spirit than it’s predecessor “Distant Lover” which was released on Hardline Entertainment 3 years ago to be exact, as the name is stripped down as well. “Dropping my last name just felt natural after playing a show at Hermosa Beach opening for label mates The Bunny Gang featuring Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly, I looked at the stage times and it said Yotam 8:00–8:30 which just seemed more fitted for this album” says Yotam and adds “People just can’t remember my last name”, even Fat Mike whom I’ve known for years asked me one day “Dude, how do you say your last name again?”

Trying to catch the madness of tour life while it was happening “California Sounds” was recorded on May 4th between two US tours. It tells the story of questions that appear as we get older but aren’t ready yet to cross the line into adulthood like opener “Days of Living” , other themes dealing with new people entering our lives as others leave “Tony Sly”, “Grandfather” yet, an album is never complete without the ultimate break up song “Silver and Gold” or a lost love that didn’t come to fruition “Catastrophe” and pushing his limits to write songs on the road and completing them during drives “California Sounds”, “Young Man Bones”

“The comfort zone is the enemy” adds Yotam.

California Sounds and Distant Lover available now at HardlineEnt.com or on iTunes



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Yotam Ben Horin US Tour Dates!


Yotam Ben HorinTo most people, Yotam is already known as the lead singer/ bass player / songwriter of the israeli punk rock band Useless ID (Fatwreck chords)

With Useless ID still completely intact and several records under his belt( not to mention a string of successful local punk rock albums he produced) Ben Horin has taken a left turn into his latest project, a solo album highlighting Yotam’s songwriting sensibilities while decidedly ‘toning things down a little.

Ben Horin has constructed a quiet set of brand new musical gems, entirely produced and arranged by himself.

Now armed with a six string in his hand he has put together an epic trio in support of his new works. The songs mostly deal with emotions, love, self doubt and all that great personal shit we all have to deal with: but his take on it is pretty direct and surprising. In these songs his influences of Death Cab For Cutie and Eliot Smith are apparent.

His debut solo album was mixed by AJ Mogis ( Bright Eyes / Cursive) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun and is available now at the www.HardlineEnt.com/store.

Yotam’s first US Solo Tour Dates!

March 8th- New Brunswick, NJ @ Court Tavern
124 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
March 9th- Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
1731 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
March 10th- Knoxville, TN @ Longbranch Saloon
1848 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916
March 15 — SXSW – Fat wreck chords showcase , Red 7
March 18th- Fort Worth, TX @ Lolas
2736 W 6th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
March 19th- Valley of The Vapors Music Fest – Hot Springs, AR www.valleyofthevapors.com
March 20th- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
2408 N Robinson Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73103
March 21st- Memphis, TN @ Murphys
1589 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
March 22nd- New Orleans, LA @ The Neutral Ground
5110 Danneel St, New Orleans, LA 70115
March 23rd- Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank
1651 Sharkey Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
March 24th- Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
4215 East Columbus Drive Tampa FL 33605
March 25th- Miami, FL @ Churchills Pub
5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
March 26th- Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
March 27th- Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
982 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316




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