Yukon Blonde premieres new song “I Wanna Be Your Man” — listen

Vancouver indie rockers' third studio album, On Blonde, arrives next month


    Yukon Blonde’s 2012 album, Tiger Talk, succeeded on the strength of its harmonies and power pop prowess. Judging by the band’s latest song “I Wanna Be Your Man”, follow-up LP On Blonde might just see the indie rockers strike gold once again.

    The band’s previous releases recalled Fleet Foxes and other pastoral-minded ’70s rock, however, its latest offering has more in common with the likes of psychedelic contemporaries Tame Impala. Here, zipping and fuzzy synthesizers and heartbeat-like bass, send the Vancouver natives far beyond their comfort zone. Still, Yukon Blonde feed off a foundation of solid pop songwriting and embrace the challenge of a brawnier, more aggressive sound with a palpable sense of rock star panache. One can just imagine the band’s guitarists throwing kicks mid-lick like nobody’s business before diving head-first into the arena-sized outro.

    Frontman Jeff Innes spoke about the track’s beginnings, saying: “‘I Wanna be Your Man’ started off as a drum machine and a guitar riff, it naturally has that T-Rex thing goin’ on, so our focus when we recorded it was to keep it glam and androgynous and absolutely avoid gettin’ all bro vibes or sound like a Black Keys song; the synths and the lipstick bridge really help with that and Tony Hoffer got our angle ’cause he mixed the shit out of it.”

    On Blonde hits stores on June 16th via Dine Alone Records. Pre-order the LP here. For more, check out “Saturday Night”.

    On Blonde Tracklist:
    01. Confused
    02. Make U Mine
    03. Como
    04. I Wanna Be Your Man
    05. Saturday Night
    06. Hannah
    07. You Broke the Law
    08. Starvation
    09. Favourite People
    10. Jezebel

    In support of the album, the five-piece will hit the road this summer.

    Yukon Blonde 2015 Tour Dates:
    07/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
    07/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
    07/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    07/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    07/21 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
    07/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
    07/23 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs
    07/27 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    07/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    07/29 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    08/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    08/02 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile