photos by Tamara Porras
AMNY: When did you discover the music of the '90s?Yuck played two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Porcelain Raft this past week. Gross Magic was also supposed to play both shows, but cancelled. Cassie Ramone's band The Babies filled in, and play again at Bruar Falls tonight (she also recently DJed 285 Kent). Pictures from 10/13 adorn this post.
When I was around 17, I got introduced to some really good stuff by my friends, like Lambchop, Smog, Dinosaur Jr. and Will Oldham. That had a massive significance. It's the best feeling when someone shows you something new.
Many reviews said you seemed nervous onstage during Yuck's first shows. Has that changed?
We made these songs in Max's room without any fans. We didn't even know we'd be putting a record out. Then, suddenly, we're playing in New York. I guess it's something you get used to. Music is quite a personal thing -- it's abstract, and it's sometimes difficult to understand how people are connecting with what you're doing.
What was your first visit to New York like?
We had loads of issues with visas. We played a show at Glasslands where we had to rush from the airport and go right onstage. Then, on our second visit, we heard gunshots as we were checking into our hotel. That was interesting coming from the U.K., where we don't really have guns.
Yuck recently released a deluxe version of their self-titled LP for Fat Possum Records which includes a new song called "Soothe Me". Stream that below.
Yuck are finished with their US dates for now, excpet for a previously announced date on the Weezer Cruise in the new year. All international tour dates, that song stream, and more pictures from Music hall of Williamsburg are below.
YUCK - 2011 TOUR DATES
October 17th: AB, Brussels
October 18th: Underground, Cologne
October 19th: Ampere, Munich
October 20th: Hafen 2, Offenbach
October 21st: 007, Prague
October 23rd: Molotow, Hamburg
October 24th: Little Vega, Copenhagen
October 25th: Debaser Slussen, Stockholm
October 27th: Tavastia, Helsinki
October 29th: John Dee, Oslo
October 30th: Voxhall, Aarhus
November 1st: Magnet Club, Berlin
November 3rd: Posthof, Linz
November 4th: Rockhouse, Salzburg
November 5th: La Boule Noir, Paris
November 6th: Rockstar, Montpellier
November 7th: Tunnel, Milan
November 9th: UBU, Rennes
November 10th: La Condition Publique, Roubaix
November 12th: Constellations Festival, Leeds
November 13th: HMV Institute, Birmingham
November 14th: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
November 15th: Academy 3, Manchester
November 16th: Leadmill, Sheffield
November 18th: Academy 2, Newcastle
November 19th: Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
November 20th: King Tuts, Glasgow
November 21st: 53Degrees, Preston
November 22nd: Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
November 23rd: Waterfront, Norwich
November 24th: Electric Ballroom, London
November 26th: The Button Factory, Dublin
November 27th: Speakeasy Bar, Belfast
January 19th - 23rd: Weezer Cruise, Miami to Cozumel
January 28th: Laneway Festival, Brisbane
January 30th: Laneway Festival, Auckland
February 4th: Laneway Festival, Melbourne
February 5th: Laneway Festival, Sydney
February 10th: Laneway Festival, Adelaide
February 11th: Laneway Festival, Perth