Yuck - "Rebirth"

The young ’90s-indie-riffing British fuzz-rock band Yuck lost frontman Daniel Blumberg to the solo project Hebronix earlier this year, but they’re soldiering on as a trio and getting ready to drop the follow-up to 2011′s self-titled debut on us. And this morning, they’re sharing their new lineup’s first single. The song, pointedly enough, is called “Rebirth,” and it’s closer to the starrye-eyed but concrete shoegaze of, say, Ride, than it is to the ramshackle Dinosaur Jr. sounds of their first album. Download it below.

No word on an album release yet, but it’s great to see that they aren’t slowing down since Blumberg quit on them.

Comments (9)
  1. Was really bummed to hear Blumberg left. This has got a little Bob Mould/Sugar vibe to it. Still a lot of 90′s all over it which I guess is a good thing.

  2. This is still awesome.

  3. Yuck 2.0 sounds a lot like the Depreciation Guild (R.I.P) or Weekend’s new album, and Max Bloom has a more assured, Tears of Fear-y delivery in the vocals that counter what used to be Blumberg’s lazed mope. The Hebronix album is too sleepy for me, and I don’t know what I was expecting Yuck to sound like with Blumberg’s exit, but I can’t say his absence broke them.

  4. I feel like the projectory of Yuck and WU LYF has been crazy similar: Both release excellent debut albums in 2011, both lead singers leave the band to pursue solo careers (and release amazing lead singles too!!), both of the bands remaining members attempt to release new music without old singers (with decent but not as exciting results imo).

    • I was just thinking that. The only difference is, I think this is better than Los Porcos. With Yuck, it seems like they are both continuing the carry the torch of the first albums sound for the most part, which I’m glad about because now it’s just more music I like. With WU LYF, I like Ellery’s song (though I still think it would be better as WU LYF), and I’m not totally digging Los Porcos, so I feel like they’ve watered both projects down.

  5. Wow, I’m actually loving this. And I didn’t expect that. I was a huge fan of the Yuck debut and thought that was it once Blumberg left. Still haven’t heard Hebronix (been meaning to), but this is solid 90′s throwback in all the right ways. Yum.

  6. Ooh, sounds a bit like Slowdive meets Cocteau Twins. I approve!

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