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Stream Yukon Blonde’s Synth-Heavy LP ‘On Blonde’

Yukon Blonde

Vancouver’s Yukon Blonde have built their career on fuzzy guitars and massive power-pop hooks, which most recently anchored their 2012 LP Tiger Talk. On their latest full-length, On Blonde, the band have added some new colors to the mix, augmenting their jangly sound with a sizable arsenal of analog synths. The result is a wildly diverse set of uptempo pop tunes built on thunderous bass lines, spot-on vocal harmonies and the band’s typically sunny guitar riffs. There’s plenty here that would feel at home on a 1980s John Hughes soundtrack—and even dashes of Purple Rain-era Prince. But the band also prove that they can still rock out on bruising cuts like the bluesy “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

Stream On Blonde right here — it’s out on June 16 via Dine Alone Records, currently available for pre-order — and catch the band on tour this summer at the following dates.

Yukon Blonde tour dates:

June 15 – New York, NY @ Piano’s
June 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
July 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
July 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
July 17 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
July 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
July 21 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
July 22 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
July 23 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
July 27 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
July 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
July 29 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
August 1 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
August 2 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile