Reverb revelers rejoice. Yuck, a quartet from London, England, perfectly encapsulates the distinct sound of 90’s alternative rock. Personally, their tracks help me dust off the now-faint memories of the music I grew up listening to. While Yuck (Fat Possum Records) is certainly an original band with their own sound, nostalgia immediately makes me think of Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, and all of those other forgotten, reverb-happy bands that fueled college radio in the ninth decade of our 20th century. Yuck is a great way to sonically reminisce about the musical roots that were the foundation of my youth.
Their newest song “Chew” is catchy as hell and really is a gem. On the other hand, the next track “Rubber” takes the slow road, subtley washing over you until it ends in a frenzy of distortion that makes me want to start slow headbanging. Oh, and we have “Get Away”, which is a tasty track as well. Bon Appetit!