Yukon Blonde announces new album, unveils “Saturday Night” video
Yukon Blonde has now announced the details of its third album, On Blonde, out June 16. After recently releasing the first single “Saturday Night” to instant acclaim the band has now shared a second album track “Como” as well as the video for “Saturday Night”. The decadent and camp-laden video bridges punk, disco and glam rock while playing with notions of ego and sexuality in a single-shot format. It’s directed by Mac Boucher (Grimes, Te Shi) and stars drag queen Sapphire.
Boucher says, “I first saw Sapphire perform at a drag show nearly a year ago, and I knew I had to work with her in some way. She’s animated, glamorous, and is straight up one of the best performers I’ve ever seen. The idea of a drag queen is fascinating, because dissimilar to transgender, the drag queen’s purpose is to perform, provoke, and really, really question what you’re seeing… which is always a good thing in my opinion. Sapphire’s character, ‘Diva’, similar to Tim Curry’s in Rocky Horror, has a commanding presence that literally pulls us through the environment.”
Click here to watch “Saturday Night” via Stereogum.
On Blonde is the follow up to the band’s JUNO Award-nominated and Polaris Music Prize listed breakout Tiger Talk (2012) and is once again engineered and co-produced by Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, New Pornographers) at The Hive and mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Foster the People, Depeche Mode). On Blonde is an exercise in pop pleasures ranging from spiky guitar-driven tracks to Depeche Mode-dark synth songs and irrepressible sing-alongs. On Blonde builds on Yukon Blonde’s reputation for seamlessly crafted pop songs with infectious melodies and hooks, all the while experimenting with psychedelic, digital and synthetic sounds.
“It’s a more dynamic and more visceral album than our previous records,” explains frontman Jeff Innes. “We were more ambitious writing On Blonde so it’s sort of ironic that in experimenting we created a more accessible record than ever before.”
Click here to stream “Como” via Soundcloud.
On Blonde Track List
Make You Mine
I Wanna Be Your Man
Your Broke The Law
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Physical pre-order (Coloured vinyl, CD)