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The Latest

  • New video! “Land Of The Free” A brand new patriotic music video for America’s most explosive holiday, Independence Day, in honor of those for whom this has never been the “Land of the Free.” (Note: it includes content relating to police brutality that some may find triggering.) https://youtu.be/8hP66cF1vGA Have a safe 4th of July! And remember, before setting off fireworks, please consider the people in your neighborhood who ...
  • Now you can support my work on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/emilyyates Patreon is a relatively new way for artists to get ongoing support from those who appreciate us most. If you want to see me get extra-productive, sign up to support my music & writing for as little as $1/month, and I’ll lay a bunch of songs and words on ya. WE ALL WIN. Thanks!! Photo: Julie ...
  • New video: “Don’t Know Much About Star Wars” A song that’s kind of but also not about Star Wars. (Lyrics & credits below, also at EmilyYatesMusic.com) https://youtu.be/6-v8g_8lnfI Words/music/art/sketch videos by Emily Yates Performance video/audio recording & video editing by Sobokeh Originally written for and performed at Tourettes Without Regrets, Oakland CA Lyrics: I wish I knew more about Star Wars than real wars I wish I knew more about Jedi ...
  • New sticker shipment, get ya some! A new shipment of try not to be a dick stickers has arrived! Order some for yourself, your friends or your (least) favorite politicians right here!
  • Out with the old, in with the new Well, the old site was getting cluttered and rather than clean it up, I figured I’d start again – who doesn’t love a blank slate? Check out my writing, music, photography and more, now with a clean, new look and a fresh, minty taste.


Emily Yates doesn’t exactly do everything (especially not that), but there’s no point sending you all around the internet looking for various writings, songs and interviews, is there? So here it all is – from essays on military life and its aftermath, to snarky folk songs and adventures in anti-war activism – in a colorful candy shell.