Yerkish parallels its namesake: an experimental language developed for
communication between primates and humans.
Tim Kaminski (Vocals), Nate Huisgen (Guitar), Brent Moran (Bass), and
Ryan Eschenbach (Drums) re-imagine communication between performer and
audience by experimenting with odd meter, atypical chord progressions,
and neo-psychedelic video imagery.
Since 2005, the Denver-based quartet have carved a niche for their
multi-influenced brand of rock, infusing elements of jazz, classical,
blues, and more.
In 2006, Yerkish's first EP, Vignettes, hinted at the multiple
influences and eclecticism of the band. With the release of the concept
EP The Return of Douglas Jupitor in 2007, Yerkish wove segments of jazz
amidst an assortment of rock tunes. 2008 marked the arrival of the
band's first full-length album, Fear Conquers America. In early 2010,
the band took their appreciation for the moving image a step further by
unveiling a Digital Video EP (DVEP) entitled Quality! including 3 music
videos with 3 new songs.
While Ryan took time off in 2011, the rest of the band formed a project
with drummer Alvin Ramos under the moniker Lexigram. In August of 2012,
Yerkish reformed and is currently taking great measures to write new music
and re-establish themselves as Denver's best progressive rock band.