Here’s one to ease you into the latter half of your week.
Yuck has been getting some well deserved buzz this year, due to their fuzzy, shoegaze-y 90’s alternative sound. Basically, if Dinosaur Jr and Pavement had a band-baby, it’d be Yuck.
Anyway, in addition to their solid self-titled debut, the band has released a string of standalone singles. This one comes straight off the Japanese edition of their album.
“Natsu Nandesu” is actually a cover; the original is by the Japanese folk-rock band Happy End. The original version is lovely, but I’m in love with Yuck’s rendition. Bassist Mariko Doi’s voice is so sweet, and I love how they really made the song their own, while managing to stay faithful to the earlier version.
Also, the fact that I can’t understand any of the lyrics turns Doi’s voice into another instrument. It adds texture to the overall composition, instead of being the main focus.
Hopefully you can just ride this breezy track into the weekend.