Yukon Blonde Longs for the Simple Life in New ‘Stairway’ Video, Prepares for North American Tour + SXSW

By on February 21, 2012
Watch the video for ‘Stairway’ at the Consequence of Sound premiere or at YouTube

Vancouver-based Yukon Blonde has premiered its dynamic new video for ‘Stairway’ with Consequence of Sound. ‘Stairway’ was released on 7″ in January and is the first single from the band’s sophomore full-length, Tiger Talk, due out on March 20 via Dine Alone Records (Tokyo Police Club, Neon Indian). Last fall, the quartet embarked on a 62+ date North American tour followed by performances in Australia. Currently in the midst of a European tour, the band has announced forthcoming US shows and appearances at SXSW ’12.
Directed by Joy and Justin Broadbent, the ‘Stairway’ video finds member Brandon Scott in a dreamlike state, remembering and longing for all the normal things he misses when on tour like vacuuming or washing dishes. The band explains, “In the dream he also finds these ‘apparitions’ which seem to be memories of people and places he misses from home, from which he feels slightly detached from being away so long, and yet he can always return and connect with them in the end.”
Tiger Talk is the follow up to Yukon Blonde’s Fire//Water EP released last fall. Produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Ladyhawk), the tracks on the album are short and punchy, as the band trimmed the fat and packed hooks and brisk tempos into streamlined arrangements. This past fall, 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.

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 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 5 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
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
May 10 – Brighton UK @ Great Escape
May 19 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City


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.