MAX BLOOM (EX-YUCK) – ” Palindromes “

Posted: June 20, 2021 in MUSIC

Former Yuck singer Max Bloom will release solo album “Pedestrian” on June 18th and he’s just shared this new single. “Pallidromes” should appeal to fans of Real Estate.

London indie rockers Yuck announced their break-up back in February, on the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, but by then, their former vocalist and guitarist Max Bloom had already begun his next chapter. The follow-up to his 2020 solo debut Perfume, Pedestrian is another step further from Yuck’s blown-out fuzz-rock sound: Self-described “dadgaze” artist and producer Bloom favours stately piano and gauzy synth on the title track, accentuating his Ben Folds-esque vocal tone, and on the likes of “America” and “How Can I Love You,” he blends acoustic jangle with warm psych-rock riffs, lending a cosmic tint to his meditations on togetherness.

B-side highlight “Twenty-two” is Bloom at his dreamiest, and contented closer “Cat on Your Lap” sounds like dusk on the front porch with its gentle lap steel and piano, as Bloom sings with contagious optimism, “The future looks so golden from what I can see.” To some, “Pedestrian” is a pejorative, but Bloom’s new record is evidence of how the right perspective can turn the everyday into something special. 

Pedestrian (the album) here: https://maxbloom.bandcamp.com/​ Written and recorded by Max Bloom. Drums & percussion recorded by Adam Gammage.

All tracks written by Max Bloom, except ‘All The Same‘ and ‘Under Green Skies‘ which were written by Max Bloom & Anna Vincent. Drums & percussion recorded by Adam Gammage. Cover art by Dan Yates

Written and recorded by Max Bloom. Drums & percussion recorded by Adam Gammage. Animation by Max Bloom. © Ultimate Blends 2021

releases June 18th, 2021

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