Yuno - “1979”
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Yuno’s new track, “Sunlight,” a sparkling bit of bedroom pop that I’ve been enamored with as I’ve come back to school and dealt with all the associated themes. It was also my first exposure to the artist formerly known as unouomedude (the new name is much simpler) and I dived into some of the archives and loved what I heard.
This track, done by Yuno in collaboration with Forty Ounce Clothing for the launch of a shirt he designed, picks up right where he left off. It’s a cover, yeah, but it’s a wonderful reimagining of a classic Smashing Pumpkins jam. Some of my earliest music memories come from Christmas 2006 when I was driving down a snowy Columbia River Gorge in Volkswagon bus with my family listening to this on my sister’s Zen. Yuno’s take on it, with a driving bass and accenting guitars, is perfectly relaxing. It makes me feel a little sunny inside even though it’s raining through my window.
You can get stream the mp3, or get a file if you buy Yuno’s shirt from Forty Ounce (pictured below). It’s a pretty sick shirt, but I’m unfortunately too poor (college, holla) to be able to afford anything from Forty Ounce. But at least look at it and imagine yourself being the coolest kid on campus wearing it. And if you do buy it, the profits go toward his new record, V, for which there’s also still six days left on his Kickstarter.