Saturday August 22
7:30pm (gates open at 7pm)
Yukon Blonde's Tiger Talk was released in the spring of 2012. Having played over 200 shows in 2011 behind their debut self-titled LP and their Fire//Water EP, the band moved seamlessly into the release of this new album and continuing to tour around the world. In 2012 alone, the band has toured Europe twice, several USA tours (including opening for The Jezabels at 30+ shows in 300-600 cap rooms, fall 2012), performed at countless summer festivals, completed one almost entirely sold-out headlining Canadian tour (25 shows) and are currently on tour supporting friends The Sheepdogs. This album represents the next adventurous step in Yukon Blonde's career. Its ten tracks are short and punchy, as the band trimmed the fat and packed hooks and brisk tempos into streamlined arrangements. "Radio" assaults the speakers with a brash stomp worthy of early Elvis Costello, while "Oregon Shores" blends its bouncy rhythm and sunny vocal harmonies with an epic, face-melting guitar solo. Elsewhere, a robotic drum pattern anchors "Breathing Tigers," and "My Girl" taps into powerpop greatness with its "whoa-oh" refrain. The album was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2012. The band has performed with bands such as: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, The Sheepdogs, The Sadies, Good Old War, Bedouin Soundclash, Ladyhawk, Zeus, The Jezabels among many more.