Published Jan 12, 2016Yuck first teased their third full-length release with a stream of its "Hold Me Closer" last summer, and now they've gone ahead and coughed up the details for the rest of the set. Titled Stranger Things, the record lands February 26 through new label home Mame Records.
While 2013's Glow & Behold was written and recorded in New York City, the London group opted to record their latest set at home over the course of several months. Sessions took place at rehearsal spots and frontman Max Bloom's parents' place, where they had recorded their 2011 self-titled debut.
"We basically spent no money on the record and it was a really relaxed way of doing things," Bloom said in a statement. "I really, really like it. I'm more proud of it than anything we've ever done."
The album starts off with the aforementioned "Hold Me Closer" and is said to contain tracks inspired by indie greats like Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill, while also presenting "remarkably gentle" pieces like "I'm Ok."
"'I'm Ok' is a very personal song because it's just about the anxiety I've been feeling over the last couple of years," Bloom explained. "It's very cathartic to write about in a song, but definitely not easy to speak about. It felt important with this record to deal with a bunch of that stuff, clear out the past, and make a fresh go of things."
Down below, you'll find a stream of new tune "Hearts in Motion," as well as details on an upcoming North American tour that hits Vancouver and Toronto.
1. Hold Me Closer
3. Like A Moth
4. Only Silence
5. Stranger Things
6. I'm Ok
7. As I Walk Away
8. Hearts In Motion
11. Yr Face
02/26 London, UK - Moth Club
02/27 London, UK - Moth Club
03/11 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover
03/12 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
03/13 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish moon
03/14-18 Austin, TX - South by Southwest
03/19 Dallas, TX - Spillover Festival
03/21 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
03/23 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
03/24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
03/25 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
03/26 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
03/28 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03/29 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
03/30 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
03/31 Boise, ID - Neurolux
04/02 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04/04 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
04/05 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
04/06 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
04/07 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
04/08 Cleveland, OH - The Spot
04/09 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Room
04/10 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
04/11 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
04/12 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/14 New Haven, CT - The Space
04/15 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel