If you’re finding your summer in need of a sun-bleached, indie pop ditty, the Yugos have served up something to fill the void. “Follow You” is a rambunctious slice of lo-fi rock, catchy as hell in its up-tempo rhythms and noodly guitar work. With unabashed optimism, the Covington, Kentucky, quartet delivers a feisty paean that, despite their musical similarity to acts like Pavement and Archers of Loaf, is entirely sincere.
“Life without joy / Isn’t really life at all,” Christian Gough sings in the first verse, before the song switches gears by dropping out to a primitive drum break. The percussion and Gough’s repetition of the title escalate in tandem until the singer is howling his allegiance.
The single is available for purchase on their Bandcamp page. Buy it, download it, and blare it from your car stereo as you drive at excessive speeds as the sun beats down.
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