After talking to guitarist and songwriter Max Bloom of Yuck on the phone recently, I have an image in my mind: Bloom and his bandmates jamming loudly in his parents' house, so loudly that they wake the neighbors, who come out and shout up at the bedroom window, "Turn that f***ing music down!" Typical young kids, I guess. It's almost a stereotype.
Only it's true. Bloom and co-songwriter Daniel Blumberg write and demo all the Yuck music in Bloom's parents' house. And when they play, the neighbors get angry. This house is also where they recorded the album. According to Bloom, it's the only place he feels comfortable enough to write; it's clearly where he gets his best writing done. So while Bloom is at the age when most young adults (at least here in the US) would do anything to get out of their parents' house, Bloom wants to get back in. Though he still has some trepidation about the neighbors' reaction when the band starts recording new material...Read More