Track Premiere: Total Yuppies — ‘Nothing’
Posted: by The Editor
On last year’s Pleasantries EP, Total Yuppies shifted between fits of caffeinated urgency and the inevitable crash that follows. Whereas songs like “Dreaming” and “I Feel Busted” felt like espresso-charged anthems of beating twenty-something lethargy, deeper cuts sounded like fight songs for the unhappily couch-locked. The immensely enjoyable effort showcased a variety of different brews that the Rochester, NY quartet could richen going forward, and on their follow-up, Care, the band chose the darker roast.
Most of these five tracks are longer, louder and altogether grander than anything on Pleasantries. The band’s surfy pep and 60s garage-rock licks are still present, but they’re crowded in with thicker fuzz and chunkier arrangements than their previous work. It’s a fitting progression for Total Yuppies, and the second-to-last track, “Nothing,” is a valid representation of where they’ve ended up on Care. Whereas “Dreaming” would fit nicely in a playlist alongside Dude York or The Obsessives, this song is more akin to the structure and scope of a Rozwell Kid or LVL Up track.
Stream “Nothing” below ahead of Care‘s release on 9/15 via Dadstache Records.
Eli Enis | @eli_enis