It was only a couple of weeks ago now that I got Yung’s latest 7” in the post – in fact, sadly I haven’t even had time to crack the seal on it and play it – even though, I’m tempted to keep it mint, as it’s already going (in it’s limited ed. Form) on Discogs for 30 bucks. That’s not how I roll though, and certainly not how Yung roll. A band this good, and this hot – needs to keep violently active – and that seems to be exactly what they are doing with the announcement of new EP: “These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores”, a 6 song mini album. If it’s anything like the lead-off single, put up on Soundcloud via The Fader the other day, it’s a logical step forward in their mercurial evolution.
“Blue Uniforms” is a six and a half minute indie-punk masterpiece that ends in instrumental fever. Pundits are placing it somewhere between Cloud Nothings and The Replacements, however, I’m hearing all kinds of possible references ranging from Field Mice’s “Sensitive” era singles, Orange Juice, and a whole heap of classic early 90s American indie. I have been known to be full of shit though, just judge for yourself.
Another small thing of note: the EP will be released on Fat Possum records stateside – a vital label for heritage and new music alike – their rote includes acts like The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon and American Wrestlers – alongside archival releases from artists like Al Green, Junior Kimbrough and Townes Van Zandt. Good company to be around eh?
You can pre-order the record via Tough Love in the UK or Fat Possum in the US. It’ll be out in September.
These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores track listing:
- It Happened Again
- Blue Uniforms
- Not A Shelter
- Too Good For You