After linking up with producer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, Air) for their upcoming fourth album Critical Hit, out June 22 via Dine Alone Records, Yukon Blonde are aiming to show that they’re much more than just rock, incorporating elements of electronica and erratic pop with their familiar garage rock sound. The 13-track album is a deeply personal proposition on dating in the digital age. The record channels the varying emotions experienced while navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of today; It’s sometimes tenuous, sometimes depressing, and sometimes jubilant. “It’s hard to do a song by song breakdown, because as much sarcasm and wit as there is on this record, there is some intensely private shit in the lyrics too, and sometimes the vibe is just more our obsession with synthesizers and drum machines, aesthetics over lyrics,” vocalist Jeff Innes says.
After sharing the erratic lovesick synth-pop anthem “Crazy” and the surf rock tinged track “Emotional Blackmail”, Yukon Blonde returns today with “Love The Way You Are.” The garage party anthem rides low on a gritty electric guitar rhythmic strut that recalls The Strokes, with the chorus blooming in a gang-vocal sing-a-long: “if you want something baby, go out and get it.”