YUKON BLONDE SHARE GHOULISHLY RAUCUS “FEELING DIGITAL” VIDEO

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CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH THE ZOLAS BEGIN NOVEMBER 16

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"Future house party rocker status." - PASTE

"Erratic and lovesick." - Noisey

"If Wayne Coyne teamed up with Phoenix." - Clash

"Would feel at home on a 1980s John Hughes soundtrack." - SPIN

"An inherently sunny quality, drawing heavily from 1970s American radio rock." - NPR

"Forget the folk, what we have here is harmonized rock with considerable punch." - Consequence of Sound

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Vancouver psych-rock outfit Yukon Blonde's new music video for "Feeling Digital" is an exercise in anachronisms. Filmed at midnight on the coast of Triangle Beach in Richmond, BC, the clip features cavemen, a hairy lizard man on a hoverboard, a clown, and a bodybuilder. Directed by Justin Gradin who has created music videos for Black Mountain and punk underground outfit White Lung, the video utilized multiple helicopters and lights to make it appear as if it was shot during the daytime.

WATCH AND SHARE “FEELING DIGITAL” HERE

With three full length LPs to their name, including 2010's self-titled debut, 2012's Tiger Talk, and 2015's On Blonde, Vancouver psych rock outfit Yukon Blonde have cemented their status as a Canadian powerhouse, earning comparisons to The Flaming Lips and Phoenix, delivering a welcomed throwback to the 1970's glory days of rock'n'roll. After linking up with producer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, Air), Yukon Blonde took a deep dive into deconstructing relationships in the Internet age in their new record Critical Hit, released this summer via Dine Alone Records. To capture the broad spectrum of emotions experienced in today's dating world, Yukon Blonde steps out from their rock'n'roll roots, incorporating elements of electronica and erratic pop with the garage rock sound that first gained them recognition. It's sometimes tenuous, sometimes depressing, and sometimes jubilant. "It's hard to do a song by song breakdown, because as much sarcasm and wit as there is on this record, there is some intensely private shit in the lyrics too, and sometimes the vibe is just more our obsession with synthesizers and drum machines, aesthetics over lyrics," vocalist Jeff Innes says.

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WATCH YUKON BLONDE’S CBC FIRST PLAY LIVE AT CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL

Yukon Blonde embark on their North American tour this weekend and includes dates with The Zolas. Full tour dates can be found below.

LISTEN AND SHARE “TOO CLOSE TO LOVE” HERE

LISTEN SHARE “LOVE THE WAY YOU ARE” HERE

LISTEN AND SHARE “CRAZY” HERE

LISTEN AND SHARE “EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL” HERE


YUKON BLONDE TOUR DATES
11/3: San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon
11/8: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/16: Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus*
11/17: Ottawa, ON  @ Bronson Center*
11/20: Hamilton, ON@ The Studio*
11/22: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*
11/23: London, ON @ Rum Runners*
11/24: Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell's Music House*
11/25: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern*
11/26: St Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
11/27: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick*
11/29: Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre*
11/30: Edmonton, AB @ Station on Jasper*
12/2: Red Deer, AB @ Bo's Bar and Grill*
12/5: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
12/6: Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom*

* - with The Zolas

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YUKON BLONDE ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES WITH THE ZOLAS

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN NOVEMBER 16

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“...a bewitching listen” - CLASH

“...the perfect intersection between their pop and psychedelic tendencies,” - Exclaim!

"a dose of pure gold" - Spectrum

“If you're looking for feel-good vibes and a mighty pick-me-up, then you needn't look any further than Vancouver-based powerhouse Yukon Blonde.” - Line Of Best Fit

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Fresh off the release of their new acclaimed LP, Critical Hit, Yukon Blonde are pairing up with The Zolas for a run of dates across Canada this fall in addition to their already announced summer festival stops. Full tour dates can be found below.

With three full length LPs to their name, including 2010's self-titled debut, 2012's Tiger Talk, and 2015's On Blonde, Vancouver psych rock outfit Yukon Blonde have cemented their status as a Canadian powerhouse, earning comparisons to The Flaming Lips and Phoenix, delivering a welcomed throwback to the 1970's glory days of rock'n'roll. After linking up with producer Thom D'Arcy (Sheepdogs) and mixer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, Air) for their fourth album Critical Hit, out now via Dine Alone Records, they're aiming to show that Yukon Blonde is much more than just rock, incorporating elements of electronica and erratic pop with their familiar garage rock sound.

WATCH YUKON BLONDE’S CBC FIRST PLAY LIVE AT CBC MUSIC FESTIVAL

The 13-track album is a deeply personal proposition on dating in the digital age. The record channels the varying emotions experienced while navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of today; It's sometimes tenuous, sometimes depressing, and sometimes jubilant. "It's hard to do a song by song breakdown, because as much sarcasm and wit as there is on this record, there is some intensely private shit in the lyrics too, and sometimes the vibe is just more our obsession with synthesizers and drum machines, aesthetics over lyrics," vocalist Jeff Innes says.

PURCHASE / STREAM CRITICAL HIT HERE

YUKON BLONDE TOUR DATES
Jul 7 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede
Jul 14 - Ottawa, ON - Hope Volleyball Tournament
Jul 17 - Kelowna, BC - Waterfront Park, Island Stage
Jul 27 - Bengough, SK, Canada - Bengough Regional Park
Aug 11 - Kingston, ON - Wolfe Island Music Festival
Aug 18 - Rock Creek, BC - Ponderosa Music Festival
Sep 9 - Vancouver, BC - Skookum Festival
Nov 16 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus *
Nov 17 - TBD *
Nov 20 - Hamilton, ON - The Studio at Hamilton Place *
Nov 22 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
Nov 23 - London, ON - Rum Runners *
Nov 24 - Waterloo, ON - Maxwell’s Concerts & Events *
Nov 25 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern *
Nov 26 - Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club *
Nov 27 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre *
Nov 29 - TBD *
Nov 30 - Edmonton, AB - Station On Jasper *
Dec 2 - Red Deer, AB - Bo’s Bar and Grill *
Dec 5 - TBD *
Dec 6 - TBD *

* with The Zolas

LISTEN AND SHARE “TOO CLOSE TO LOVE” HERE

LISTEN SHARE “LOVE THE WAY YOU ARE” HERE

LISTEN AND SHARE “CRAZY” HERE

LISTEN AND SHARE “EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL” HERE

 

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PHOTO CREDIT : Vanessa Heins // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

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YUKON BLONDE SHARE PULSATING NEW SINGLE “TOO CLOSE TO LOVE”

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"Erratic and lovesick." - Noisey

"If Wayne Coyne teamed up with Phoenix." - Clash

"Would feel at home on a 1980s John Hughes soundtrack." - SPIN

"An inherently sunny quality, drawing heavily from 1970s American radio rock." - NPR

"Forget the folk, what we have here is harmonized rock with considerable punch." - Consequence of Sound

YB_web1_VanessaHeins.jpg

PHOTO CREDIT : Vanessa Heins // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

With three full length LPs to their name, including 2010's self-titled debut, 2012's Tiger Talk, and 2015's On Blonde, Vancouver psych rock outfit Yukon Blonde have cemented their status as a Canadian powerhouse, earning comparisons to The Flaming Lips and Phoenix, delivering a welcomed throwback to the 1970's glory days of rock'n'roll. After linking up with producer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, Air) for their upcoming fourth album Critical Hit, out June 22 via Dine Alone Records, they're aiming to show that Yukon Blonde is much more than just rock, incorporating elements of electronica and erratic pop with their familiar garage rock sound.

The 13-track album is a deeply personal proposition on dating in the digital age. The record channels the varying emotions experienced while navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of today; It's sometimes tenuous, sometimes depressing, and sometimes jubilant. "It's hard to do a song by song breakdown, because as much sarcasm and wit as there is on this record, there is some intensely private shit in the lyrics too, and sometimes the vibe is just more our obsession with synthesizers and drum machines, aesthetics over lyrics," vocalist Jeff Innes says.

After sharing the erratic lovesick synth-pop anthem "Crazy", the surf rock tinged track "Emotional Blackmail", and the garage party anthem "Love The Way You Are", Yukon Blonde today shares a fourth single "Too Close To Love" from their forthcoming album. Opening with nostalgic '80s tinged, pulsating synths, "Too Close To Love" epitomizes the feeling of the record and sits comfortably between a guitar heavy post-punk and club ready dance music aesthetic. Inspired by Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being the track ruminates about the heaviness of decisions when dealing with matters of love.

LISTEN AND SHARE “TOO CLOSE TO LOVE” HERE

Following a recent European tour with The Rural Alberta Advantage, they're hitting the festival circuit in Canada this summer, beginning with Toronto's CBC Music Festival on May 26. More dates to be announced in the near future.

YUKON BLONDE TOUR DATES
May 26 - Toronto, ON @ CBC Music Festival
Jun 1-3 - Seattle, WA @ Upstream Music Festival
Jul 27 - Bengough, SK, Canada @ Bengough Regional Park
Sep 7-9 - Vancouver, BC @ Skookum Festival


LISTEN SHARE “LOVE THE WAY YOU ARE” HERE
LISTEN AND SHARE “CRAZY” HERE
LISTEN AND SHARE “EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL” HERE

 

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CRITICAL HIT TRACKLIST
1. Too Close To Love
2. Love The Way You Are
3. Emotional Blackmail
4. Cry
5. Hardly Even There
6. Feeling Digital
7. Summer in July
8. Crazy
9. The Bluffs
10. Painting on a Smile
11. Dear Nancy
12. This Is Spain
13. Ritual Off The Docks
 

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