“…every song on the Vancouver rockers’ second album is an utter and complete summer jam: 10 euphoric exercises on saccharine, psychedelic pop fit for the cottage, the patio or for turning up so loud in your car that people on the sidewalk start to walk in sync with the uplifting synth notes and frantic high hats.”
–– CBC Music (Top Albums of 2015)
Two weeks ago, Vancouver’s Yukon Blonde returned home from a tour with Hey Rosetta! that saw them travel clear across the country playing sold-out shows at historic venues like Massey Hall, The Vogue, National Arts Centre, the Jack Singer, and more. Now, they’re ready to do it all again. Beginning February 5 at home in Vancouver, the JUNO Award-nominated and twice Polaris Music Prize-listed band will take to the road for a month long tour that makes sure to stop in almost every province along the way.
The tour hits the Exchange on February 16, 2016. Tickets for the Cultural Exchange Presents show will be available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online. Tickets will be in stores on Friday, December 11. We’ll be updating the event in our website listings with all the details, including special guests as soon as they’re announced.
Out now via Dine Alone Records, Yukon Blonde’s On Blonde, produced and mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Foster the People, Air, Depeche Mode), gazes wistfully away towards the more shadowy elements of pop production, soft synthesizers, punching bass lines, crushed drums, 80s cosmic pop compositions, and saturated psychedelic guitar effects. It’s more dynamic, more visceral, instantly accessible, and sonically denser than its predecessors — an ambitious, fully realized psychedelic pop record from a band truly in its ascendancy.