Yukon Blonde have really set the Toronto music scene on fire over the last couple of years (not to mention How I Met Your Mother). This week saw the release of their new studio album Tiger Talk.
If you're at all familiar with the band, at first blush there is not a lot on the new record that will surprise you. The tracks are built on quality songwriting, with a keen ear for melody and harmony. Hooks are used judiciously, and don't threaten to send the listener into the aural equivalent of a diabetic coma.
The highlight of the record is not one of those beautifully melodic tunes though. Rather that brightest song on Tiger Talk is the gut-wrenching "Gun". The bluesy number is drenched in a soulfulness that twists and turns your emotions. It shows flashes of what could be an incredibly exciting direction for the band.
Vedict: Buy It
Yukon Blonde play Lee's Palace in Toronto on April 12th & 13th.