Yuck’s surprise Southern Skies EP already yielded the drifting “Athena” and the driving “Another One,” both of which continued the band’s mastery of shoegaze-inflected ’90s alt-rock sounds. The EP was released this week, and its other two songs sound unlike any previous Yuck material. “Set In Motion” is a twangy Laurel Canyon psych-pop song that reminds me of Sparklehorse or a mellowed-out cousin to the Shins’ “Gone For Good.” The gorgeous title track presents yet another new sound for Yuck; it’s a spare, shimmering sigh of a song, and it just got a beautifully minimalistic video to match from director Jacob Perlmutter. Watch below, where you can also find the full EP stream.
Southern Skies is out now. Buy it here and stream it below.