Yuck

Yuck first crashed into our lives with the giddy innocence and raw sounds of their 2011 self-titled debut. Songs like “Get Away” and “The Wall” showcased a fully-formed band led by two members just shy of 20 and illustrated the power of recontextualizing an Internet-fueled kaleidoscope of influences. The band became critical darlings, saw multiple singles playlisted on BBC Radio One, toured the world twice over, and lead a resurgence of guitar-centered songwriting that continues to play out.

What happened after that initial surge is typical in the history of rock: a founding member left, the band felt hemmed in by outside pressures, and they retreated to hone and refine their sound in a way both honest in intention and mystifying to critics. 2013’s Glow and Behold was more ambitious, more mature, and more pristine than their debut. It showed a band open to transformation and restless in its objectives. It showed a band working under pressure and without a safety net. A band with a future and a past and trying to find a way out in between.

And now, two years after the release of Glow and Behold Yuck has found that new way forward. 2015 finds Yuck finishing up an album whilst feeling content in their past and ambitious about their future. Their new songs are wild and compact, centered and expansive, forward-thinking and referential. They are the output of a band that loves being a band, loves playing music, and loves touring the world over and over and over again. They’re songs that, in short, are exactly the songs that a great band like Yuck should be making.

Hurry began less as a band and more as a man singing songs to himself in his apartment. Up until 2014, Hurry consisted exclusively of that one man--Matthew Scottoline (of Philadelphia's Everyone Everywhere)-- joined by a revolving group of friends for performances, while doing all of the songwriting and recording on his own.

Hurry, which cites influence in Teenage Fanclub, Guided By Voices, The Bats, and Brian Wilson, remained a solo project until the release of their debut Everything/Nothing. Scottoline finally secured bandmates in cousins Rob and Joe Decarolis, who joined him for the recording of the band's first official record. Everything/Nothing was released on Hot Green Records in October of 2014, and the band went on to tour with everyone from Yuck to Beach Slang.

Hurry got roped into Lame-O Records when they recorded the song "Shake It Off" for their 2015 six-band split Strength In Weakness (also featuring Modern Baseball, Beach Slang and more). On April 29th, 2016, Hurry will release their spectacular indie-pop record Guided Meditation on Lame-O Records. Dude's got a great twitter @hurryband

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