“CRAZY” AND “EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL” AVAILABLE ON LIMITED EDITION 10” VINYL VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK WITH MORE DATES ADDED IN CANADA
“Yukon Blonde has released a soaring synth-pop song called "Crazy" that is the perfect jam for dancing and falling foolishly into the depths of an emotional disaster.” - NOISEY
PHOTO CREDIT : Vanessa Heins // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Yukon Blonde recently teamed up with Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) for two new songs, “Crazy” and “Emotional Blackmail”. Those two tracks are available to purchase on limited edition, screenprinted clear 10” vinyl via Dine Alone Records. Limited to 1000 copies, the vinyl also includes an instant download of both tracks.
Today, the band is also sharing the new lyric video for “Crazy”, a song which arrived while frontman Jeff Innes was living in Madrid, Spain where he was joined sporadically by his bandmates to write new material.
"The idea for the song came about just before a show in Munich at the end of the tour,” says Innes. “I was just outside of the club and I could hear the rest of the band sound checking one of our songs. I had the chords mixed up in my mind so it sounded like a completely different tune. As I was humming this melody outside, I was simultaneously trying to think of what to say to defend my slightly erratic behaviour to a girl I had met in Spain. And so as I was writing to her, I ended up writing the lyrics to the song.”
Yukon Blonde is currently on tour throughout North America with The Rural Alberta Advantage through till December with second shows added to both Edmonton and Toronto. Full tour dates can be found below.
The Vancouver-based bands' JUNO Award nominated album Tiger Talk (2012) spawned the Alternative hit "Stairway" and cemented their place in the Alternative Rock landscape. On Blonde (2015) featured the Alternative hits "Saturday Night" (peaked #11) and “I Wanna Be Your Man” (peaked #12) and garnered rave reviews from Spin Magazine, PASTE, Buzzfeed, BBC, and more.
“CRAZY” SINGLE COVER // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
PRAISE FOR ON BLONDE
“spaced out and shimmering, with big bottom bass hooks and static, snappy guitar lines, disco ball-worthy synth washes” The Vancouver Sun
"There’s plenty here that would feel at home on a 1980s John Hughes soundtrack—and even dashes of Purple Rain-era Prince." SPIN
“atmosphere, undeniable hooks and the maximalist expression of both” Exclaim!
"Heavenly, multi-part harmonies and ferocious strumming." - Alternative Press
“On Blonde has more in common with the likes of psychedelic
contemporaries Tame Impala." - Consequence of Sound
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Nov 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
Nov 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
Nov 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Hall *
Nov 20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *
Nov 21 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Nov 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
Nov 25 - Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre *
Nov 27 - Red Deer, AB @ Red Deer Memorial Centre *
Nov 29 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall*
Nov 30 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall *
Dec 1 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians *
Dec 2 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid *
Dec 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave *
Dec 6 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
Dec 7 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
* - with Rural Alberta Advantage