Posted in music | tour dates on September 17, 2013

by Bill Pearis


The U.S. Open just finished a week or so ago, but if you still need a tennis fix, might I suggest Yuck's new video for "Middle Sea"? In it, fro'd drummer Jonny Rogoff (looking McEnroe-esque), faces off against someone more than twice his elder and the two clearly have a rocky history. Filial issues play out on the court: words are had, rackets are thrown (more McEnroe!), and sports drink is spilled. You can watch the video below.

Yuck's new album, Glow & Behold, is out October 1 and the band doesn't seem to have been slowed down much by frontman Daniel Blumberg's departure, as they're still cranking out the catchy '90s style indie rock in the vein of Teenage Fanclub, Versus and Sebadoh, with a little MBV-style glide guitar dappled across at least a couple tracks.

Yuck will be spending the early part of October on tour with Pixies in Europe but will be in NYC for CMJ. The only announced show so far is at Mercury Lounge on 10/18. The whole line-up is pretty good, featuring UK noisemakers Eagulls, soulful crooner Willis Earl Beal, and Montreal's krautrocky Absolutely Free. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon. If you have a CMJ badge you can get in with that too, based on capacity of course.

All Yuck tour dates are listed, along with the "Middle Sea" video, below.


Yuck - Middle Sea

Yuck - 2013 Tour Dates
9/17 - Macbeth, London
9/18 - Macbeth, London
9/19 - Macbeth, London
9/21 - Incubate Festival, Holland
9/28 - Madrid, Spain (secret venue)
10/02 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
10/03 - New Slang, Kingston
10/05 - Paradiso, Amsterdam w/ PIXIES
10/06 - Paradiso, Amsterdam w/ PIXIES
10/08 - Huxleys, Berlin w/ PIXIES
10/09 - Huxleys, Berlin w/ PIXIES
10/10 - Lucerna Music Hall, Prague w/ PIXIES
10/11 - Lucerna Music Hall, Prague w/ PIXIES
10/16 - 10/19 - CMJ New York, NY
11/12 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11/13 - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
11/14 - Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow
11/15 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
11/17 - Bodega, Nottingham
11/19 - Exchange, Bristol
11/20 - Arts Centre, Norwich




Comments (10)

Look at this tubby wannabe 70s/early 80s tennis player dipshit.

Go back to wherever you came from, Hipster.

Since when did hipsters like tennis much less sports or going to Queens?

Posted by D | September 17, 2013 4:44 PM

uh, 4:44 the video was shot in eastbourne which is in england

mcenroe or seth rogen?

Posted by giselle | September 17, 2013 4:53 PM


Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2013 5:32 PM

4:44 = dipshit in music and sports

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2013 5:57 PM

So the video is two guys playing tennis? I don't...

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2013 11:06 PM

Gr8 vid. All these pussies above haven't worked out their own daddy issues yet so they can't appreciate the themes. Pussies taking dollars from daddy will always whine the loudest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 8:41 AM

that was a lot of fun hehe we got so baked and acted like old school 70s tennis players. oh man, we were hysterically cracking up

Posted by seth rogen | September 18, 2013 8:55 AM

I love you, Yuck. But sometimes you just need to make a video that wants people to watch it over and over again. And this one´╗┐ is like, ok, one time is kinda enough :(

Posted by Lillianna | October 15, 2013 6:32 AM

I've suffered from anxiety and emotional problems and this really hit me. This video is so simple and genius and I'll tell you why. This video is not about the drummer of yuck schooling some old geezer at tennis, if you ever met individuals like him, it becomes obvious that the old man has some deep deep psychological issues. The pills in the beginning we're to regulate his blood pressure (I've seen a lot of people do that) and he ends up mostly pissed off not because of him getting schooled but because he is angry at himself for living in regret and also beating him at tennis would make him feel like he has some control of his life. The song saying "I don't want to wait forever" means is the songwriter's interpretation of not trying to end up like that, always holding and bottling up your emotions and just living in regret. That's why in the end the old man is crying. If you never felt that pain then good, I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemies, if you ever seen Fight Club then this might make a bit more sense.

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