Published Jan 24, 2012BC-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.
1. "My Girl"
4. "Iron Fist"
5. "Oregon Shores"
6. "Six Dead Tigers"
7. "For LA"
8. "Breathing Tigers"
10. "Sweet Dee"
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