True to their name, Brooklyn’s Wild Yaks make manly, man rock — bearded, bare chested, calloused hands, hairy back, every meal wrapped in bacon, man rock. Their video for “Tomahawk” isn’t about precision or proficiency, but passion. Mightily pounded, straight rhythms and unburdened shouts of “How do I get my Tomahawk back” draw the listener away from the loosely jangled guitar work, producing something like a hairier, scarier Wolf Parade, or a more primal version of the Minutemen. And would happen should the manly, men in Wild Yaks get their tomahawk back? I’m guessing there would be dinner, a freshly killed dinner, wrapped in bacon, of course.
VIDEO: Wild Yaks – Tomahawk