This is the third solo album by ex-Pavement drummer Steve West. After attending high school with future Pavement bandmate Bob Nastanovich, he later relocated to New York City and worked as a Whitney Museum security guard alongside another future Pavement collaborator, frontman Stephen Malkmus. Steve West replaced former Pavement drummer Gary Young in 1993, just in time for the recording of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. The first Marble Valley album, Sauckiehall Street, appeared in 1997; Sunset Sprinkler followed three years later. Wild Yams is deeply sympathetic indierock with subtle electronic influence. All the songs are sure to turn into personal friends right after the first listen. Players on this record include: James Waudby - guitar, Carl Hogarth - keys/synth, Beige - bass, Remko Schouten - synth, Andy Dimmack - drums, Steve West - vocals.