Yuppies, “Hitchin A Ride”

Dayna Evans

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Adorned by only a black-and-white line drawing and some Arial italic font on their album cover, the band Yuppies gives little of themselves, if you're the type to judge by those details alone. The choice to be nominally under-decorated seems deliberate when you hear the first track from their self-titled record, “Hitchin A Ride”. The feel is raw and unfiltered, accompanied by giving, verbose lyrics that come through as one part aggressive and another part dissatisfied and uninterested. “Hitchin A Ride”, as was drawn to my attention by our gregarious founder, seems to be directly influenced by Mclusky, and also excerpts itself from contempary staples like Big Ups and Parquet Courts. Not surprisingly, Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts will be releasing their debut through Dull Tools—the two bands are cut from the same hyper-intelligent, disconcerted, punk cloth.

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You can stream “Hitch A Ride” here, then preorder the record here. Catch the band on tour at the dates below, including a P. Courts show in New York in the fall.

September
23 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Kerouac (Performing as Noah Sterba)
27 – Richmond, VA @ The Well
29 – Baltimore, MA @ Otto Bar
October
01 – Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Parquet Courts
03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio
04 – Boston, MA @ Tufts University
06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski'sMon
07 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
08 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
09 – Detroit, MI @ Painted Lady
10 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records (6 PM)
10 – Chicago, IL @ The Observatory
11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarter's Rock n Roll Palace
12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon
14 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
15 – St. Louis @ Apop Records
16 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
18 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
19 – Omaha, NE @ West Wing

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