We wants to start our the new week of musical musings with a sure winner, so we proudly present the Traumatic 7" from Toronto's Young Guv. Young Guv is the solo project of Ben Cook, whose musical talent wears several guises. The punk Ben thrills as a member of Fucked Up. The hardcore Ben gets in your face with No Warning (this sentence worked our better than I expected). And the power pop, '80s-loving Ben is a Young Guv. It is also my personal favorite version of Ben, if anyone cares.
A few years ago Young Guv released a fine 8-song album called Ripe 4 Luv (our feature here). He now has given us "Traumatic" and "It Could Be Me". The lead track is a bouncy sugar rush of synthy rhythms, guitar and dramatic vocals. It sounds great at the first listen and gets better with each repeat. The B-side is smeared power pop with helium vocals and should give you enough energy for the next several hours of whatever activity you have planned. This week is looking (sounding) pretty damn good already.
Traumatic 7" is available in vinyl and digital formats via Slumberland Records. See the Bandcamp link for details.
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