YUKON BLONDE SUMMER TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND
“CRAZY” AND “EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL” OUT JULY 28 VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS
“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
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After their final European tour in support of their 2015 album, On Blonde, Yukon Blonde were not ready to come home - so they didn't. Frontman Jeff Innes relocated to Madrid, Spain where he was joined sporadically by his bandmates to write new material. Over beers at Restaraunte Padron, in the gardens of the El Retiro, and from a one room apartment on San Bernardino, Malasana, “Crazy” and “Emotional Blackmail” were born.
These two new songs were produced by Yukon Blonde and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat), and will be available everywhere digitally on July 28 via Dine Alone Records. Fans will also be able to pre-order the two tracks on a clear 10” vinyl tomorrow on the Dine Alone Record Store.
“Crazy” premieres today courtesy of Noisey, who claims it’s “the perfect jam for dancing and falling foolishly into the depths of an emotional disaster.”
"The idea for the song came about just before a show in Munich at the end of the tour,” says Jeff 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.”
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.
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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
Jul 29 - Halifax, NS - Red Bull Tour Bus
Aug 12 - Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Mural Festival
Aug 25 - Ottawa, ON - Mill Street Brew Pub
Sep 15 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia