Daniel Blumberg of Yuck preps solo LP as Oupa, keeps refusing band name advice

Daniel Blumberg of Yuck preps solo LP as Oupa, keeps refusing band name advice

I think it was Bob Seeger who once said “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Well, Daniel Blumberg, frontman for the up-and-coming noise-poppers Yuck, can just hear that blustery cool-kid gale now: “Aw man, Yuck is soooo played out, you know? That shit is super stale! I mean, that debut record’s been out for, what? Like 30 days now? Boooooooring. The 90s revival? That shit is over, man. Personally I’m all about the aughts right now. I hear this one band from Vancouver is incorporating Fred Durst vocal ticks and Lincoln Park guitar production into their Strokes-based tunes…”

Well, Blumberg will be damned if he’s gonna let THE MAN fence him in like that. He’s all about Oupa right now, and there’s fucking NOTHING you can do about it. See, that’s his new project of “pared down, austere piano ballads” that are “devastating in their stark simplicity and unflinching beauty.” In other words: this shit’s totally different, man. Get off the dude’s case! You don’t have him pegged! Fuck YOU, devoted listener!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: actually, Yuck followers probably remember a limited-edition cassette released last summer under the name Yu(c)k on the Mirror Universe Tapes label that featured similar tunes to the ones described above, and this new project pretty much picks up from there with the 7-song debut LP Forget that’s coming out in June. It’s pretty beautiful stuff. You can stream the title track here, and rest assured that Nobodaddy has been sent home early today to “get himself together.” Um, also, it looks like Nobodaddy posted the tourdates for Iron Maiden’s 1982 “The Beast on The Road” tour instead of Oupa’s real dates below. Sigh, I’ll go ahead and replace those for you. Again, sorry about this, folks. The guy’s an asshole. Decent headline though, I’ll give him that…)

Dates:

03.17.11 - Austin, TX - Transparent / Gorilla vs. Bear SXSW Party
03.25.11 - London, UK - St. Pancras Old Church *
04.03.11 - London, UK - Blue Flowers (Curated by Oupa)
04.07.11 - New York, NY - Glasslands *
04.09.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
04.11.11 - Nashville, TN - The Basement *

* Porcelain Raft
# Sebadoh

• Oupa: http://oupamusic.com
• Yuck: http://yuckband.blogspot.com
• Fat Possum: http://www.fatpossum.com
• Mirror Universe Tapes: http://mirroruniversetapes.blogspot.com

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