Yukon Blonde release new track, “Saturday Night”
Yukon Blonde’s JUNO Award-nominated breakout sophomore album Tiger Talk (2012) cemented its place in the contemporary indie pop landscape with hard-hitting choruses built on analogue synths and wiry guitars. Working again with engineer and co-producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, New Pornographers, Black Mountain) at The Hive and mixer Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Foster the People, Depeche Mode) the band expands its reputation for seamlessly crafted pop songs and cocktails of psychedelic and synthetic sounds. Today Yukon Blonde reveals the first taste of their upcoming album with the funk-laden weekend jammer “Saturday Night”.
Click here to listen to “Saturday Night” via Paste Magazine.
Yukon Blonde heads into SXSW this week and will join Lieutenant (Nate Mendel, bassist for Foo Fighters & Sunny Day Real Estate) on the road for a North American tour including a Toronto date on April 1 and early summer festival appearances in Ottawa and at Wayhome Music and Arts Festival. All tour dates are listed below.
Yukon Blonde Tour Dates:
Mar 17-20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Festival
Mar 21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Parish Room)*
Mar 23 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*
Mar 24 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
Mar 26 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
Mar 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
Mar 28 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
Mar 29 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Mar 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*
Apr 01 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club*
Apr 02 – Detroit, MI@ Crofoot Ballroom (Pike Room)*
Apr 03 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle*
Apr 05 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
Apr 08 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour*
Jun 25-28 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Jul 24-26 – Oro, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival
* w/ Lieutenant