Yuck’s self-titled debut on Fat Possum Records sounds like something you’d hear on college radio circa ’95: fuzzy guitars, reverberated vocals, and an overall lo-fi hum. The London foursome’s catchy melodies, simple lyrics and steady rhythms are reminiscent of Strapping Fieldhands’ “Boo Hoo Hoo”- a track featured in the very first episode of OJBG! If you like the 90′s alt/garage-rock sound of Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. or Mudhoney, you’ll like Yuck. “Get Away” is a fantastic song for bumming around in the summer, longing to be anywhere but where you are:
Summer sun says get out more, I need you
I want you, but I can’t get this feeling off my mind
I want you, I need you
I can’t get away
But is this album just a nostalgia machine? Or does the band add something new to the classic 90′s vibe? Listen and decide. And if you’re already familiar with the band, check out two new singles and their July tour dates at their blog.