Yukon Blonde Gets Fluent in Forthcoming ‘Tiger Talk’ LP, Announces Spring US Performances + SXSW

By on January 27, 2012

Yukon Blonde Gets Fluent in Forthcoming Tiger Talk LP

Announces Spring US Performances + SXSW

“[the] sound of a track that’s been played on your favorite bar’s jukebox for years.” – MTV Hive

“gorgeous heat seeking harmonies…your new favorite Pacific Northwest obsession.” – Alternative Press
“a wonderful mix of guitar-led intrigue, where Paul McCartney meets Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.” – Billboard
Watch Yukon Blonde perform ‘Choices‘ for Relix + Check out their video for ‘Water’ at Paste
Vancouver-based Yukon Blonde are pleased to announce their new full-length, Tiger Talk set for a March 20 release with Dine Alone Records (Tokyo Police Club, Neon Indian). To usher in its arrival, they have offered their first single ‘Stairway’ for free mp3 download, which will be released on 7″ vinyl January 31. Last fall, the quartet embarked on a 62+ date North American tour including Daytrotter and American Songwriter sessions along the way. Currently in the midst of a world-wide tour, the band has announced forthcoming US shows and appearances at SXSW ’12.
Produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Ladyhawk) the tracks on Tiger Talk are short and punchy, as the band trimmed the fat and packed hooks and brisk tempos into streamlined arrangements. Eschewing the analog tape of their past work in favor of a crisp digital approach with synthesizer flourishes, the band agonized over tones and meticulously crafted the new songs, four of which were released on their last year’s Fire//Water EP.
Yukon Blonde’s single “Fire” was featured on an episode of the ABC show Revenge shortly after the the TV show How I Met Your Mother made a reference to the group. Performing at Milwaukee Summerfest with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros this summer, the last few years has seen them rack up nonstop tour mileage both in North America and Europe, including festivals such as SXSW, CMJ and Popkomm Festival in Berlin along the way. Make sure to see them live in concert as they’ll be coming to a city near you soon.
Tiger Talk Tracklisting
1. My Girl
2. Radio
3. Stairway
4. Iron Fist
5. Oregon Shores
6. Six Dead Tigers
7. For LA
8. Breathing Tigers
9. Guns
10. Sweet Dee

Yukon Blonde Live in Concert

February 03 – Vancouver, BC @ CBC Vancouver – 5:30 PM
February 15 – London, England @ Brixton Windmill
February 16 – London, England @ Old Queen’s Head
February 17 – Paris, France @ Fleche D’or
February 18 – Utrect, Netherlands @ Ekko
February 19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso (upstairs)
February 20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Kulturhaus III&70
February 22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
February 23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengad
February 24 – Berlin, Germany @ Privat Club
March 13 – 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
March 23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
March 24 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
March 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
March 27 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
March 28 – London, ON @ Call the Office
March 29 – Guelph, ON @ The Vinyl
March 30 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
March 31 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club
April 02 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
April 04 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunters Ale House
April 05 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol
April 06 – St. John’s, NL @The Rock House
April 07 – Halifax, N.S. @ Reflections Cabaret
April 10 – New York, NY @ Pianos
April 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
April 12/13 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
April 14 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
April 16 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
April 18 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
April 20 – Regina, SK @ University of Regina Multipurpose Room
April 21 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
April 26 – Victoria, B.C. @ 9ONE9
April 27 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.