Yuck

Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg quit the band earlier this year, but the young British fuzz-rockers aren’t going to let that slow them down. Last month, they returned as a trio and released “Rebirth,” a way better song than anyone was expecting. And now they’ve announced plans for their sophomore album Glow & Behold, which is set to arrive this fall. They’ve also shared another song, the gloriously bleary “Middle Sea,” a piece of prime ’90s-style effects-pedal comfort-food with the sort of crustily triumphant chorus hook that would make J Mascis proud. Also, is that a trumpet? I think that’s a trumpet! The song is great, and you can hear it and check out the album’s tracklist below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Sunrise In Maple Shade”
02 “Out Of Time”
03 “Lose My Breath”
04 “Memorial Fields”
05 “Middle Sea”
06 “Rebirth”
07 “Somewhere”
08 “Nothing New”
09 “How Does It Feel”
10 “Twilight In Maple Shade (Chinese Cymbals)”
11 “Glow & Behold”
(via Pitchfork)

Glow & Behold is out 10/1 on Fat Possum/Pharmacy, and I can’t tell if I want “Lose My Breath” to be a Destiny’s Child cover or not.

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Comments (9)
  1. Is it just me or has Yuck only gotten BETTER without Blumberg??

    • They def sound like they’re holding their own. It’s a good song and a throwback to the late 80′s and early 90s. I prefer Max’s vocals anyway, so I’m even happier.

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  2. I think they have both benefited. The Hebronix album and the new Yuck stuff I have heard is better than Yuck’s debut.

    • Good call. I still haven’t listened to all of Hebronix, but what I heard I really enjoyed. Not quite as much as this doozy though.

    • I’d say it sounds like Yuck are pretty much continuing where they left off on the debut, which was great and only gets better after repeated listening. There’s almost a stuffiness to Blumberg’s writing that they’ve rightly sloughed off with these incredibly hooky new songs. Maybe it’s just me but I’ve found the Hebronix album really difficult to like.

      • I don’t know if this is off topic, but what are some really choice neo-alternative ’90s style bands to check out?

        • I’m not sure I know exactly what you’re looking for, but I’ve really been liking the self-titled album from the band Evans the Death. Slumberland Records has a great catalog I’ve been having fun searching. For like jangly pop stuff, East River Pipe. For something a little weirder but still in the shoegaze/ 90s style, I think the new Medicine album is pretty great. Hope those are decent suggestions.

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