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Yuck announces first ever US dates for early 2011 with Smith Westerns, plus hear a new track from the album

By December 15, 2010No Comments


Holing Out by Yuck

VIDEO: “Rubber” (NSFW)

Over this past year, Yuck have emerged as one of the best and brightest new bands around, not to mention one of the most mercurial and unpredictable. Far from following any set patterns, they have instead forged their own path and cultivated a fervently devoted fanbase in the process, from their gorgeously winsome debut single “Georgia”, released on Transparent (and recently on Fat Possum in the US), to the 4 track, piano-led Yu(c)k EP “Weakend”, on Mirror Universe Tapes, to finally signing with Fat Possum/ Pharmacy Recording Co and releasing their sprawling, epic single “Rubber” in November.

That deliciously maverick streak shows up once again on this, their hotly anticipated debut album. Self-produced, it finally unveils the full breadth and scope of Yuck, showcasing a band capable of sprinting off in pretty much any direction you can think of, so diverse and fully realised is its vision. It also shows that their previous releases were merely skimming the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the quartet of Daniel Blumberg, Max Bloom, Mariko Doi and Jonny Rogoff are capable of. This is a confident, wildly ambitious record, but also one which brims over with a ragged warmth and tenderness, tipping its hat at alt music heroes past such as East River Pipe, Dinosaur Jr and Sparklehorse while at the same time retaining a unique identity entirely its own. From the rousing call to arms of the opener “Get Away”, to the hypnotic sturm und drang of “Rubber”, and the grungy serotonin rush of “Operation”, it is clear that this is a band in full control of their powers when it comes to anthemic and offbeat guitar rock. But they also reveal an achingly fragile side too, as with the gorgeous, heartsick croon on “Suck”, or on “Sunday”, where Blumberg asks, “Did you take the rhythm from me? Yesterday I had it all” over chiming, jangling guitars.


Tue-Jan 25, New York NY Mercury Lounge
Wed-Jan 26, Brooklyn NY Glasslands
Fri-Jan 28, Nashville TN The End*
Sat-Jan 29, Knoxville TN Pilot Light*
Sun-Jan 30, Chapel Hill NC Local 506*
Mon-Jan 31, Athens GA 40 Watt Club*
Tue-Feb 1, Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn*
Thu-Feb 3, Orlando FL Backbooth*
Fri-Feb 4, Tallahassee FL Club Downunder *
Sun-Feb 6, Houston TX Fitzgeralds*
Mon-Feb 7, Austin TX Emos *
Tue-Feb 8, Dallas TX The Loft*
Thu-Feb 10, Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room*
Fri-Feb 11, Los Angeles CA Echo*
Sat-Feb 12, Costa Mesa CA Detroit Bar*
Sun-Feb 13, San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill*

* = w/ Smith Westerns

(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Feb. 15, 2011

Track List:

1.Get Away
2.The Wall
3.Shook Down
4.Holing Out
5.Suicide Policeman
11.Rose Gives A lily

Georgia 7″
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Nov. 23, 2010

A: Georgia
B: The Base of a Dream is Empty

Rubber 7″
(The Pharmacy Recording Company)
Street Date: Nov. 01, 2010

A: Rubber
B: The Base of a Dream is Empty
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