Yukon Blonde Announce 'Tiger Talk' LP

Yukon Blonde Announce 'Tiger Talk' LP
BC-based retro rockers Yukon Blonde promised fans a new punk-inspired LP by the spring, and it looks as if the group will be keeping their promise. Hot off the heels of their Fire//Water EP and the "Stairway"/"Radio" seven-inch, the act have officially announced their sophomore LP, Tiger Talk. It's set to arrive March 20 through Dine Alone Records.

As previously reported, the ten-song outing was recorded at Burnaby, BC's Hive Creative Labs with producer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Ladyhawk). The record is said to feature the same kind of hook-heavy tunes Yukon Blonde are known for, while offering up a new side of the act via some late '70s/early '80s post-punk and new wave influences.

A press release points to "Oregon Shores" for its face-melting solos, but other highlights are said to include the previously released, Elvis Costello-inspired "Radio," and the power pop "whoa-ohs" of "My Girl." You can check out the tracklist below, and grab the lead single "Stairway" here

The hardworking group are taking a bit of a breather for the moment, but come February, they'll be back out on their previously reported world tour. You can check those dates below.

Tiger Talk:

1. "My Girl"
2. "Radio"
3. "Stairway"
4. "Iron Fist"
5. "Oregon Shores"
6. "Six Dead Tigers"
7. "For LA"
8. "Breathing Tigers"
9. "Guns"
10. "Sweet Dee"

Tour dates:

2/3 Vancouver, BC - CBC Vancouver

2/15 London, England - Brixton Windmill
2/16 London, England - Old Queen's Head
2/17 Paris, France - Fleche D'or
2/18 Utrect, Netherlands - Ekko
2/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands  - Paradiso (upstairs)
2/20 Hamburg, Germany - Kulturhaus III&70
2/22 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
2/23 Copenhagen, Denmark -   Stengad
2/24 Berlin, Germany - Privat Club
3/13-18 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/22 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
3/23 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
3/24 Winnipeg, MB - WECC
3/26 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
3/27 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
3/28 London, ON - Call the Office
3/29 Guelph, ON - The Vinyl
3/30 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
3/31 Kingston, ON - Grad Club
4/2 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
4/4 Charlottetown, PEI - Hunters Ale House
4/5 Fredericton, NB - The Capitol
4/6 St. John's, NL -The Rock House
4/7 Halifax, NS - Reflections Cabaret
4/10 New York, NY  - Pianos
4/11 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
4/12-13 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
4/14 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
4/16 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
4/18 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
4/20 Regina, SK - University of Regina Multipurpose Room
4/21 Calgary, AB - Palomino
4/26 Victoria, BC - 9ONE9
4/27 Vancouver, BC - Commodore