"The award for reviving an era of music in a refreshing new way goes to Yuck. The recently signed Fat Possum group's self-titled debut isn't anything you haven't heard before, but their brand of fuzzy yet melodic, guitar-driven indie is done well and happened to emerge at the perfect time. This exciting, self-produced album showcases many sides of a fledgling band and paves the way for what I can only hope is the resurgence of a time when bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh were in their heyday. Viva la '90s!"
(The Pauses' debut album, A Cautionary Tale is released nationally on March 8 via New Granada Records.)