Published Apr 27, 2015BC-based indie rock brigade Yukon Blonde returned last month with a new single called "Saturday Night," and now they've offered up some insight on the band's next full-length record.
Titled On Blonde (see what they did there?), the album is set to arrive on June 16 via Dine Alone Records.
As we previously noted, the band seemed to be moving away from the scuzzy psychedelia of the '60s and '70s and into a more synth-tinged '80s sound on "Saturday Night" — and that trend rings true on new track "Como," as well.
You can give it a listen in the player below [via Clash]. Jangly guitars mix with shimmering synth runs and ethereal "wee-ooh's" and "ahh's," retaining the band's knack for writing catchy pop-rock tunes — even as they bravely delve into the decade that brought us new wave and way too much hairspray.
The band have a couple upcoming Canadian festival dates, which you can see below. As we await more details of the forthcoming On Blonde, scroll past the shows to give "Como" a listen below.
UPDATE: Yukon Blonde have now shared all the details of the new album, including the artwork and tracklist. You can see those above and below, as well as watch the new video for "Saturday Night" at the bottom of the page.
2. Make You Mine
4. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. Saturday Night
7. Your Broke The Law
9. Favourite People
05/01 Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club
05/23 Calgary, AB - Red Bull/Dine Alone 10th Anniversary Tour
06/20 Swift Current, SK - Windscape Kite Festival
06/25 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
06/26 Port Renfrew, BC - Tall Trees Festival
07/24 Oro, ON - Wayhome Festival
07/25 Kelowna, BC - Centre of Gravity Festival
08/21 Golden, BC - Golden Sound Festival
08/22 Oliver, BC - Tinhorn Winery