Monday, June 21, 2010
Yukon Blonde features a cohesive sound that takes you on an adventure through nature. There really isn't anything better to listen to during an afternoon thunderstorm in the humid depths of Florida like "Wind Blows" or "Kumiko Song". What I really love about this group is that the music is really poignant. When I listen to the lyrics of a song like "Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore", it delivers such incredible tenderness to the mind and body alike. Yukon Blonde deserves a permanent spot on anyones playlist. I was also lucky enough to get into contact with Brandon (the strapping young lad in the center of this picture) and he was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Upon asking him what his favorite part of being on tour was he responded with this: "The best part of tour is seeing new cities every night, playing with other great bands, sleeping on random couches, [and] meeting new people. Playing to a packed crowd makes it all worth it, we are entertainers, so when you have a full room, it makes you push your show that much more. We do our best to keep the show involved with the crowd. Also, to see people singing along with our songs is such a great feeling too, specially when you have never been to that particular city." If there were ever a band that I would recommend to anyone, it would be Yukon Blonde. It isn't often that every song on an album is brilliant but Jeff, Graham, and Brandon managed this infrequent feat.