Video of The Day: Yuck

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

As we all know, the dumpster fire that is 2020 has been incredibly hard on independent musicians. Without the ability to tour, so many musicians (not to mention venue staffs, etc.) have been in a bad place since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But every now and again, there are bright spots, one of the brightest arguably being Tim's Twitter Listening Party. Serious Good Guy (and most excellent musician) Tim Burgess created a social media phenomenon with his listening parties, and they've given bands both old and new some much-deserved attention. Burgess should either be sainted, knighted, or perhaps both, for providing so many with such a positive, uplifting experience (not to mention the boost in streams for featured bands).

That's all a very long way of getting to today's chosen video. It's a throwback, ten years into the past or thereabouts. But it's tied in with Tim's Twitter Listening Party, because Yuck just so happens to be one of today's featured bands. Yes, friends, at 4 o'clock Eastern time you can join in and spread some love for Yuck's 2011 self-titled debut record. And what a debut it was! To get you in the mood, here's the clip for one of the singles from said record, the absolutely delightful, honey-dripping, syrupy sludge that is "Georgia." Juxtaposed against the fabulous irreverence of vintage racing footage, the song's bittersweet charm harks back to a time when things felt much simpler.

Catch you at the listening party. 

[posted 7.25.20]


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