Ultra-prolific Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook prepares to release a Petty-inflected 12"
Young Governor is the solo moniker of ultra-prolific Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook and A Love Too Strong is the title of his forthcoming 12" EP due July 31 on Southpaw Records. Following a string of 11 singles and two previous EPs, it's an outing that sounds and feels like a way station between Tom Petty, the Replacements, and the increasingly pop-oriented six-string assault of his band, recorded with a host of Toronto musicians he's lovingly named the Scuzz. (The central lick of "Heal Over Time" for example could easily be found amid the nine dozen layers of guitar on last year's David Comes To Life). Hear it in its entirety exclusively here:
- Young Guv & The Scuzz — Heal Over Time
- Young Guv & The Scuzz — Wounds Of Love
- Young Guv & The Scuzz — Not In It For The Good Time
- Young Guv & The Scuzz — To Lose
- Young Guv & The Scuzz — Not My Flaws
- Young Guv & The Scuzz — I Am The Rogue