Their New Album Better Sound Like This.
“I wanna be the best thing that you have”. So goes the refrain from multinational alt rock quartet Yuck’s latest offering, ‘Hold Me Closer’. It’s joyous, it’s europhic, it’s pretty much awesome. Channeling Today-era Smashing Pumpkins, the group return with confidence, earnestness, and a whole load of melody.
A couple of years ago it looked like Yuck were shit out of luck. After the release of their pretty dame sweet self titled debut in 2011, singer and songwriter Daniel Blumberg left the band for newer pastures. All seemed lost. Many bands never recover from such a loss. Yuck were not deterred. In 2013 they release the impressive Glow & Behold. While it didn’t quite reach the heights of their debut, it proved they were much more than a backing band for Mr. Blumberg. ‘Hold Me Closer’ takes things up a notch. This is exquisite. If this is an indication of their upcoming third album, we could be in for a classic folks. I like gin. Even though I have no limes.
Yuck on tour!
8/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda
8/06 – New York, NY – River Rocks / Pier 84
8/07 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
8/08 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
8/09 – Atlanta, GA – The Wrecking Ball
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