AUDIO: Yuck’s “Chew”

Question for everyone: what does it mean to “yuckchew”? Go ahead, head to Urban Dictionary. Come back. Okay, what did you find? Jack shit, right? Because the word means nothing. What is in play is that damn good band Yuck and they have a new song called “Chew”, so you’re probably going “why in the hell did you make me go to Urban Dictionary in the first place?” With luck, you didn’t. You knew this was nothing more than a lure to keep you reading so you could go “damn, this Book guy is wacky and zany, but you know what? As I’m reading this, I’m tempted to take a listen to whatever this yuckchew is” and I have to remind you once more: the name of the artist I’m speaking of is a band named Yuck, and the song is called “Chew”.

As I write this, the band are getting ready to hit the stage at Coachella in half an hour. With luck, you may be reading this from the festival and saying “yes, I’m all about that yuckchew, even have my souvenir T-shirt.” They’ll return to Coachella next week Friday, but will be doing a number of other shows in California to keep people coming in for the Yuckchew movement.

April 13… Indio, CA Coachella (3:15pm / Outdoor Theatre Stage)
April 15 San Francisco, CA The Independent #
April 17 San Diego, CA Casbah #
April 18 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
April 19 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s *
April 20 Indio, CA Coachella

* = w/ Girls
# = w/ La Sera

Now, head out and rock out with your Yuckchew out.

VIDEO: Twerps’ “Through the Day”

Twerps – Through the Day from Life or Death PR on Vimeo.

The very first shot reminded me of an album by the 60’s band Spirit.

After that, it’s pure Twerps.

These guys will eventually be joining a cast of a bunch of people heading to this year’s SXSW, so if you’ve been a fan or have yet to be turned on by their power, click the video and be turned on.

2/8 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel #
3/2 Melbourne, AUS – Phoenix Public House
3/9 Sydney, AUS – The Standard *
3/12 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel *
3/13-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/27 New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
3/29 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent Ave ^
3/30 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
4/03 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
4/04 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
4/05 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
4/06 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Presents at Lincoln Theatre *
4/07 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
4/08 Oxford, MS – Cats Purring Dude Ranch *
4/09 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room *
4/10 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
4/11 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
4/23 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium *
4/24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
4/25 Reno, NV – Holland Project *
4/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
4/27 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre *
4/28 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck *
4/29 St. Louis, MO – Plush *
4/30 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
5/01 Harrisburg, PA – Appalachian Brewing Co *

# = w/ Girls
* = w/ Real Estate
^ = w/ Ducktails

The album has just been released on vinyl, which you can purchase directly from

SOME STUFFS: Unknown Mortal Orchestra to tour with known Girls

Want to be freaked out? Watch this video?

UMO – Thought Ballune from Jordan Blady on Vimeo.

It’s the new one by Unknown Mortal Orchestra called “Thought Ballune” and… okay, it’s not that freaky but still, it’s something that will make you go, um… it doesn’t matter.

What does matter is that UMO will be heading on tour in support of their self-titled debut, and they will be joined on a number of dates by Girls and White Arrows:

February 24… San Francisco CA Clift Hotel
February 25… Los Angeles CA Echoplex *
February 26… Santa Monica CA The Central
February 27… San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brew
February 28… Visalia CA Cellar Door
March 1… Santa Cruz CA Coconut Grove Ballroom #
March 2… San Diego CA Birch North Park Theatre #
March 4… Vail CO Snowball Music Festival
March 5… Albuquerque NM Launchpad #
March 7… San Antonio TX White Rabbit #
March 8… Austin TX La Zona Rosa #
March 9… Dallas TX Granada Theatre #
March 12… New Orleans LA One Eyed Jack’s #
March 13… Houston TX Fitzgerald’s #
March 14… Austin TX Red 7 / Force Field PR / Terrorbird SXSW Day Party
March 16… Denver CO Gothic Theatre #
March 17… Salt Lake City UT In The Venue #
March 18… Reno NV Cargo #

* = w/ White Arrows
# = w/ Girls