Check Out: Yukon Blonde - "Stairway"

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Something about the very name of Canadian indie-pop four-piece Yukon Blonde feels like subtle disappointment – blonde isn’t quite a fair substitute for gold, after all – and appropriately the band’s latest single “Stairway,” the first offering from their upcoming LP Tiger Talk, power-pops its way through a healthy dose of homesick melancholy. It might be a guitar-driven jam with plenty of arena rock drumming and riffage about coming home after a long slog, but this isn’t an indie re-update of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” – think more of the relentlessly catchy, driving guitar dueling of bands like Royal Bangs. Dine Alone will drop Tiger Talk on March 20.

YUKON BLONDE – "Stairway"