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  • 64 day(s) 23 hour(s) 6 minute(s) ago
    New Year's Eve

    We'll dust off the cobwebs and ring in the new year at The (newly re-modeled) Sunset Tavern in the bustling Ballard neighborhood of our native Seattle.  The Fucking Eagles will be on hand as well, and perhaps another musical act, hopefully a tight and winsome duo, like Steve & Eydie.  We'll post more details as they become pertinent, but mark your calendars so you'll know where you'll be.  Easier to find yourself that way.

  • 269 day(s) 15 hour(s) 2 minute(s) ago
    NRBQ Tribute!

    The YFF crew is psyched to be taking part in a live salute to our favorite band, and it's all happening in Seattle at the Royal Room on Saturday April 12.  Lots of stalwart Q-heads will take part, including The Tripwires, Red Jacket Mine, The Souvenirs, Jukehouse Hounds etc.  Honestly we don't even know who all is playing, but it's going to be good.  And it's a no cover situation but they suggest a donation to benefit Musicares, which is always a good thing. 

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    312 day(s) 14 hour(s) 49 minute(s) ago
    THE PETER BUCK SHOW

    Well, there may be a seeming dearth of YFF news, but it's never really that way.  Why, our new album "FEATURING THE SHAT-UPONS" could arrive in stores any minute.  Meanwhile, Scott and Kurt are about to hit the road with THE Peter Buck, not to mention appearing also, nightly, with the great Alejandro Escovedo.  Our pal Al, in his most recent Seattle visit, dedicated his beautious opus "Sensitive Boys" to us and reminisced about first meeting us in 1986, as the Fellows opened for the True Believers and Los Lobos.  Eventually we all ended up at the Edgewater Hotel, and the rest is history.  Do the Mudshark!

    Anyway, here are tour dates.  The intrepid K + S duo will not only perform music, but they will TUNE it, as well.  Also.  This tour will be a great opportunity to pick up and cherish the very licentious new Peter Buck LP "I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again", upon which Kurt and Scott feature quite heavily, not to mention Bill Rieflin of the Blackouts (on "the live" and "on disc").  It's been said, in fact, and verified by GUITAR JESUS magazine, that Kurt plays more lead guitar on ONE SONG on this album, than appeared on the entire R.E.M. catalog.  So you get 30 years of shred in three minutes, which saves you a lot of time.  So a good deal all around.  Thanks to Sheila Sachs for customizing the tour poster.  The "5 Legends" version is currently at the print shop.  Hatch Print, that is.   

     

     

    2/20  Milwaukee WI  Turner Hall

    2/21  Ferndale (Detroit) MI  The Magic Bag

    2/22  Chicago IL   Lincoln Hall

    2/23  Nelsonville OH  Stuart's Opera House

    2/25  Kent OH   The Kent Stage

    2/26  Cincinnati OH  Taft Theater

    2/28  Athens GA  Georgia Theater

    3/1   Atlanta GA   The Earl

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    369 day(s) 20 hour(s) 11 minute(s) ago
    24-hour sale – Young Fresh Fellows TIEMPO DE LUJO

    Young Fresh Fellow’s Tiempo de Lujo is on sale for 24 hours only 60% off HERE at the Yep Roc Store! The album contains twelve songs recorded last year in Kurts basement in a twelve-hour session the long-time band members “booked” in order to have an excuse to get together. What resulted was a surprisingly cohesive grouping of twelve songs — hmm, that’s one per hour… seems like it shouldn’t have taken that long — seasoned bountifully with the energy and lyricism that YFF fans have come to expect.

    Buy the album HERE ->

  • 495 day(s) 1 hour(s) 17 minute(s) ago
    Tired Pony

    In related news, Scott's adventure with the multi-national conglomerate Tired Pony continues.  

    Read all about it at the new website: 

    WWW.TIREDPONY.COM

     

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    499 day(s) 10 hour(s) 0 minute(s) ago
    Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars - Songs For Slim Fundraiser

    Split 7" auction begins August 15, 2013

    Dear Explorers of the WWW! It's true, thee YFF has recorded a song written by our lovely friend Slim Dunlap of Replacements fame. We did it because it's a great song and Slim has also been stricken by a terrible stroke and we miss him and would like to help out any way possible. So, there is the Songs For Slim Series -- limited edition 45s (100 copies only!!!!!! - talk about LIMITED), and we are so very pleased to have been invited to take part. We recorded a dare-I-say killer version of Slimbob's "Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars" and it is gloriously paired with the great Patterson Hood (Drive By Truckers, duh) doing "Hate This Town", so it's a WIN-WIN-WIN situation. The auction starts on August 15th, so check it out at: 

    SONG FOR SLIM - FUNDRAISER FOR SLIM DUNLAP

    I think you'll be able to figure it out. Please be generous, as not only do you get an amazing collector's 45 (super-cool green vinyl by the way, plus incredible art by the 'Mats's CHRIS MARS), but you'll be helping a very wonderful man to carry on survivin' with hope for the future. Let's face it, it's a bargain at ANY PRICE!

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    556 day(s) 4 hour(s) 48 minute(s) ago
    Santander → Aviles

    SO, I'm lying two feet from Jim in our spacious hotel room in Santander (google map) and it's too early so instead of sleeping but I present a quick catch-up (not to be confused with ketchup, an oft-maligned condiment in these parts) on the Life and Thymes of the Jung Fresh Harry Limes.  

    Lots of driving and tiredness yesterday - as Tad's infected big toe burned and swelled to astonishing proportions. He followed the instructions of a certain Doctor Soul and by the time our journey was done the toe was white and ripe for lancing by a courageous picador. Snakes Of Pus (note: possible album title). The fact that the evening show ended with me on drums had nought to do with our drummer's plight, and everything to do with the singer's might.  

    We were joined onstage at that point by our friendly and all-hopped-up opening band The Reformers (see: Los Chicos). They came complete with calimocho, which is coke and red wine (in their case usually sported in a large slurpee-sized and over-matched cup), and a boatload of good cover tunes like "When I Write The Book", "Can't Hardly Wait", etc.

    Earlier in the day there was tortilla (mandatory at all meals, even during this period of imposed austerity), empanada de bacalao, agua sin gas, and dark northern skies, contrasting mightily with the bright heat of Madrid and Valencia and the road between. Tad's bread intake was not slowed by the pain of his digit, so in tribute we all dove headlong into the white asparagus and roasted beet offerings of our dressing room.  

    The venue invoked an arena-rock vibe, albeit friendlier. Sort of a modern community center, and they had a swell recording studio which we checked out after sound check, even taking the time to knock out a rough-and-ready version of "Rock And Roll Guitar" to some unsure end. At 10:30 p.m. (things are going on a bit earlier in Spain these days - again it must have to do with the dreaded and ridiculous austerity business) we strolled onstage to the strains of "Also Spach Zarathustra", and thereby the gathered multitudes were treated to a rash of YFF barn-burners, highlighted by the stellar new stomper "Everytime I See Your Face" (patent pending), "Middle Man Of Time" (classic), and the hauntingly brazen Tad/Kurt composition "Johan, Share Your Wine And Body With Me", which lent the gathering the air of a late Thursday night mass. All in all another triumphant and legendary performance by España's most treasured beat combo.

    Tonight we ride in Aviles, and no doubt there will be more heated discussions about whether we've been there before..  Ox will be served, strings will be changed, and Dani the tour manager might listen to Slint. We will debut another new song, "Top Gear Summer". All will be right in the world.

  • 591 day(s) 4 hour(s) 40 minute(s) ago
    The May 3rd show at the Hemlock Tavern is no longer sold out!

    Tickets are available, in advance, but the "concert" has been moved northward to the Sunset Tavern, Seattle. May 17th. Tickets for the Hemlock show will of course be honored.

    Those who have already seen the youtube version are encouraged to erase it from memory.

    YOURS, THE MANAGEMENT

  • 600 day(s) 4 hour(s) 38 minute(s) ago
    Our show in SF on Friday May 3rd is totally sold out!

    Sorry.

Live

 UPCOMING 
December 31 Sunset Tavern Seattle (w/ The Fucking Eagles)
 
 PAST SHOWS 
May 2 Fillmore  San Francisco (Robyn Hitchcock Birthday Salute)
May 3 Hemlock Tavern  San Francisco -sold out-
May 17 Sunset Tavern  Seattle
June 11 Club Wah Wah  Valencia · Spain
June 12 El Sol  Madrid · Spain
June 13 Escenario Santander  Santander · Spain
June 14 Centro Cultural Niemeyer  Aviles · Spain
June 15 Helldorado  Vitoria · Spain
July 12 West Seattle Summerfest  Seattle
October 5 Reverb Festival  Seattle

Records

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Tiempo de Lujo (2012) Yep Roc

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I Think This Is (2009) Yep Roc

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I don't Think This Is (2009) Rock'n Roll Inc.

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Because We Hate You (Split album with The Minus 5) Mammoth Records

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A Tribute To Music (1997) Rock'n Roll Inc.

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It's Low Beat Time (1992) Mordam Records

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Totally Lost (1988) Frontier Records

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Topsy Turvy (1985) Popllama

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The Men Who Loved Music (1987) Frontier Records

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The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest (1984) PopLlama

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This One's for the Ladies (1989) Frontier Records

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Electric Bird Digest (1991) Frontier Records

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Take it like a Matador (1993) Imposible Records

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Gleich jetzt (1993) 1+2 records

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