Friday, February 25, 2011
What We're Listening To - Yuck's s/t
There's nothing really overly phenomonal about Yuck's sound. They're playing music that's sweetly derivative of 90s fuzz sound melody masters like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, and Buffalo Tom. It's music that for me is evocative of sitting on the couch and watching The Real World: Boston for some odd reason.
What Yuck lacks in lyrical maturity (no I don't find rhyming crucifixion, benediction, addiction and affliction to be all that interesting) they make up for spades in tuneful chops. Georgia rules with its sweet girl-guy harmonies, along with Rubber, Sunday and Suicide Policeman for their gentle melodies. The four-minute Rose Gives a Lily shows a band comfortable enough with their instruments and source material to do eschew lyrics all together.
It's a perfect lazy springtime album, one where melody and youth reign supreme.
Buy Yuck's self titled album at Amazon's mp3 Store