Yumi Zouma are prepping the release their debut album, Yoncalla, on May 27 via Cascine and now, they've delivered delicate new single 'Barricade (Matter Of Fact)'.

"Barricade was the first song that was really collaborative for us," Josh Burgess of the band explains. "I remember sitting on the floor in Charlie's apartment playing an unplugged bass, Charlie with an unplugged guitar and Christie humming out melodies. I hadn't worked on a track like that since I was in college. Around the mid-‘00s there was a real fetishization of 'solo musician in their bedroom writes indie pop masterpiece' which I think was a result of everyone getting MacBooks, multi track recording becoming seamless and people being sick of diplomatic creative arrangements. We worked that way (in isolation) on our first two EPs, but last year made a conscious effort to write together. It was never for the spontaneous element (the final version of ‘Barricade’ is a far cry from unplugged guitars and bass) rather, a way to squeeze the best ideas out of us and chop the strongest parts into a track."

Hear the single and find all world tour dates below.

  • Wed. May 4 - Christchurch, NZ @ Blue Smoke (w/ Doprah)
  • Thu. May 5 - Dunedin, NZ @ Re Fuel (w/ Doprah)
  • Fri. May 6 - Auckland, NZ @ The Crystal Palace (w/ Doprah)
  • Sat. May. 7 - Wellington, NZ @ Meow (w/ Doprah)
  • Wed. May 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick + Mortar (w/ Maria Usbeck)
  • Thu. May 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos (w/ Maria Usbeck)
  • Sat. May 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust (w/ Maria Usbeck)
  • Thu. June 2 - Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)
  • Wed. June 8 - Washington, DC @ DC9
  • Fri. June 10 - Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
  • Sat. June 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
  • Tue. June 21 - London, UK @ Moth Club
  • Wed. June 22 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
  • Thu. June 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory Small Hall
  • Fri. June 24 - Berlin, DE @ Karrera Klub Birthday Bash at Bi Nuu
  • Mon. September 12 - Tokyo, Japan @ WWW
  • Tues. September 13 - Nagoya, Japan @ Tokuzo
  • Weds. September 14 - Osaka, Japan @ Pangea