Yuck – “Milkshake”

By Amrit Singh / May 11, 2011 - 5:46 pm

It’s surprising it took a British band this long to come up with a name that plays on “UK” as simply as “Yuck” — and also somewhat ironic since the band Yuck looks so far away (at the US circa the ’90s in particular) for inspiration. Their self-titled debut is either a delight or annoyance to fans still clutching Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth and Pavement records for its genre revival, and a must listen for people who like those bands and are looking for new hooks in that vein. This summer they’re putting out one more song, titled “Milkshake,” on a double a-side self-titled release (the other track is the LP cut “Shook Down”). It sounds a bit like college rock’s less fashionable offspring the Gin Blossoms, and in conjunction with “Coconut Bible,” puts Yuck in the lead for 2011’s most delicious song titles. Hear it:


Shook Down / Milkshake by Yuck

“Shook Down” + “Milkshake” is out 6/27 via the band. They’re coming through the States this summer if you’re interested:

07/17 – Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Fest)
07/18 – Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall
07/19 – Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theater
07/23 – Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Caberet
07/24 – Portland OR @ Doug Fir
07/26 – San Francisco CA @ The Independent
07/29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
07/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour