Thursday, April 12, 2012
Yuck's debut from last year was an actually great collection of neo '90s indie rock that managed to not only capture almost every form of '90s indie rock, but also represent it without it being a rehash. Call it '90s nostalgia if you will, but Yuck was still a stellar guitar album even if you strip the past from it. So how do Yuck start their second act? By replicating all the sounds they missed the first time. "Chew" is deep shoegaze love, striking right between Dinosaur Jr and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Singer Daniel Blumberg has even shifted his usually high pitched vocals down an octave to better fit the song. Morphing crashing waves of fuzz and distortion into waves of beauty, "Chew" is noise rock at its best, along with being deeply strange and quirky love song as well. Plus, the feedback fade out at the end is just stunning.