Montreal duo Yardlets, aka Sam Goldberg Jr. (Uncut/Broken Social Scene/Hawaii/Kandle & The Krooks) and Jeff Edwards (Shot While Hunting), announced they will release their sophomore album, ‘Good Hangs’ on May 12 via Hobo Slang/WhiteWhale. Take a listen to the lead track from the record, Baby Deer via Soundcloud below.
‘Good Hangs’ is a collection of revved up, scuzzed out, late-night, psychedelic blasts recorded at Break Glass Studios with Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes) engineering and mixing, and Tim Fletcher (The Stills) on bass, David Deias (Mystic Motorcycles) on drums.
Yardlets digitally released their debut album, Middle Ages, in 2012, a lo-fi collection, recorded directly into a laptop, with Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979) playing drums on top of it. ‘Good Hangs’ is the next logical step forward.
On the recording of ‘Good Hangs,’ Goldberg Jr., who also produced the album, said, “With our first album, Middle Ages, we recorded as fast and shittily as possible with no-redo’s of takes allowed, and went for a Buddy Holly-on-speed vibe with everything doused in fuzz and gasoline. ‘Good Hangs’ took a bit longer, two-years actually. The concept was more along the lines of what would the villains in Mad Max and the replicants of Blade Runner sound like if they started a band and then threw a dash of bad 80’s gated reverb on everything.”
01. Baby Deer
02. Pop With A Pin
03. White Picket Funeral
04. River’s Edge
05. Ain’t Too Young To Feel
06. UnModern Man
07. I Need Brain
08. She Drove An Irok
09. Beat Up Truck
10. Well Fed
11. California Blanket
The band have also announced May tour dates in Quebec and Ontario.
05/09 – Sherbrooke, PQ @ Boquébiére
05/13 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
05/14 – Hamilton, ON @ Ain’t No Hollywood
05/15 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
05/16 – London, ON @ Call The Office
05/21 – Quebec City, PQ @ Le Sous-Sol Du Cercle
05/22 – Montreal, PQ @ Le Ritz PBR
For more information on Yardlets, visit yardlets.com.