Strike Gold With Yukon Blonde
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 12, 2012 4:20PM
Photo from the band's Facebook page
Yukon Blonde aren't breaking any musical rules or forging into any groundbreaking territory, instead they've finely honed a powerful does of power pop with an Anglophilic attitude that adds sass to their attack. This is stadium rock that's been crafted on the cramped stages of a thousand small clubs. You can feel the ambition throb through the melodies but everything is so perfectly constructed it feels like a compact attack of sunshine. We usually don't resort to RIYL comparisons but at first we thought we were hearing the love child of Supergrass and Sloan when we listened to Tiger Talk. Once we discovered they were Canadian we had a head-slapping "of course!" moment. Something about that climate just helps groups hunker down and craft rock music that still knows how to party without resorting to an ironic smirk.
In fact we're so stoked about this band we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky Chicagoist ready for their show opening for The Jezabels at Lincoln Hall on Sunday, October 14, so watch the video for the incredibly addictive "Stairway"—it'll make you a fan—and enter below before 5 p.m. today for your chance to win.
Aw heck, here, listen to then download another killer track!
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