Yuck “Shook Down” To The Core

by Stephen Thompson SOURCE NPR / Vimeo
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Yuck

Yuck doesn't worry much about first impressions: Short of calling a band "We're Terrible," it's hard to imagine a name riper for dismissal.

On stage, though, Yuck is a remarkably assured young riser. Standing out for reasons far greater than just drummer Jonny Rogoff's heroically gigantic Afro, Yuck captures the frayed noise and hooky, guitar-driven melodies of '90s rock, even though its members, at 20, are too young to have experienced it firsthand.

With only a self-titled full-length, an EP and a handful of singles in its arsenal, Yuck doesn't have a hard time hitting all of its recorded highlights — from a blistering opener in "Holing Out" to the tremendously epic set-closer "Rubber." In fact, it's a testament to Yuck that, at this point in its members' careers, it's already got enough highlights to stuff a long set.