Los Angeles Times


Almost 20 years ago, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and Pavement made great, shambling, rock songs in a deliberately sloppy-sounding style their fans would come to call "lo-fi." Yuck, a London band of 20-year-olds, recently put out an album with an uncanny sonic resemblance -- only guitarist Max Bloom has no idea why that antiquated term is coming up. "I mean, I don't really know what lo-fi means," he says. "Our album wasn't necessarily recorded in a lo-fi way. It was recorded on my eight-track in my bedroom and it was mixed on GarageBand. Which was what we knew to do and how to record. "It would have been an unnatural thing to go into the studio, where we didn't know how anything worked, and to do something that wasn't quite directly from us," Bloom says. "The album could have been recorded a number of different ways, but this is how we did it the easiest, the fastest. I don't know whether it was lo-fi, or whether we've been making use of what was around us at the time."8 p.m. Monday at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.; $15 (21+); 773-489-3160 or doubledoor.comRead the full Yuck interview