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Dive deeper into the world of  YOUNG GUV is gearing up to release his new album GUV IV, his second full-length album this year. Written entirely in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range of New Mexico following a cancelled tour in the spring of 2020, the songs on GUV IV range in the way that only a Young Guv record can – from Laurel Canyon jangle to British Invasion blues-pop to AM-radio Americana to the mildly sleazy electro pop on a song-by-song basis. But at its core, GUV IV is a collection of songs dedicated and testifying to the eternal healing power of love. Released June 24th via Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records.

“Ben Cook has placed himself amongst the best songwriters going” – 8.6/10 NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS


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June 24 Glasgow, UK @ The Rum Shack w/ Chastity
June 25 Manchester, UK @ Outbreak Festival
June 26 London, UK @ Windmill Brixton
June 27 Leeds, UK @ The Lending Room w/ Chastity
June 29 Birmingham, UK @ The Victoria
June 30 Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin w/ One Step Closer
July 21 Montreal, PQ @ L’Esco w/ Seed Toss
July 22 Toronto, ON @ The Monarch w/ Kali Horse, Tange
July 23-24 Field, ON @ River & Sky Festival

YOUNG GUV is gearing up to release his new album GUV IV next Friday, June 24th, via Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. Today he’s sharing one more early single, “Nervous Around U.”

GUV IV comes hot on the heels of Young Guv’s previous full-length, GUV III, which just came out in March. The ever-prolific musician has amassed an impressive and wide-reaching catalog over the years and GUV III and GUV IV offer the perfect entry point. Where GUV III encapsulated Cook’s most instantly accessible guitar pop songwriting, GUV IV represents the most sonically adventurous side of Young Guv–effortlessly moving between hazy, Madchester-inspired rave ups, twangy California jangle, and even homemade sophisti-pop–such as on the record’s final single, “Nervous Around U.”

The track caps off a steady run of singles — “Cry 2 Sleep,” “Change Your Mind,” and “Nowhere At All” (which drew attention from the likes of NPR, Stereogum, Paste Magazine, Uproxx, BrookylnVegan, New Commute, and many more) — and offers up a cut of shimmering ’80s-esque pop that’s sure to have you dancing by the end of it’s concise 2:16 runtime.

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June 24 Glasgow, UK @ The Rum Shack w/ Chastity
June 25 Manchester, UK @ Outbreak Festival
June 26 London, UK @ Windmill Brixton
June 27 Leeds, UK @ The Lending Room w/ Chastity
June 29 Birmingham, UK @ The Victoria
June 30 Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin w/ One Step Closer
July 22 Toronto, ON @ The Monarch w/ Kali Horse, Tange

Today YOUNG GUV has shared the third single, “Cry 2 Sleep,” from GUV IV. The new album is due out June 24th from Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. The track follows “Change Your Mind” and “Nowhere At All” (which drew praise from the likes of Stereogum, Paste Magazine, Uproxx, BrookylnVegan, New Commute, and more) and sees Ben Cook combining hazy pedal steel with bubbling keyboards and his gentle harmonies to make something that spans the many different moods of Guv.

Young Guv has also announced a run of UK shows in June. Guv will be touring around his performance at Outbreak Festival, including shows with One Step Closer, Chastity, and more.

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July 22 Toronto, ON @ The Monarch w/ Kali Horse, Tange
June 24 Glasgow, UK @ The Rum Shack w/ Chastity
June 25 Manchester, UK @ Outbreak Festival
June 26 London, UK @ Windmill Brixton
June 27 Leeds, UK @ The Lending Room w/ Chastity
June 29 Birmingham, UK @ The Victoria
June 30 Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin w/ One Step Closer

YOUNG GUV shares another early taste of GUV IV, with “Nowhere At All.” The track follows lead single “Change Your Mind” (which drew praise from the likes of Stereogum, Paste Magazine, Uproxx, BrookylnVegan, New Commute, and more) and finds Cook right at home with a shimmering, drum-machine-led pop tune that glides right into your head and never leaves. GUV IV, due out June 24th from via Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records.

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“This was the very last song written for these records in Los Angeles. Another nice co-write with James Matthew VII and Tommy Major on the lead guitar. I feel I’ve always hinted at new wave and sophistapop with the Guv project, and it’s definitely something I will be exploring much more on my next albums. Lyrics were taken from a little notebook I kept on me while in Taos – I actually had written this originally as this Tom Petty folk joint and they then were tried on a side project song for a jokey psych rock band we were calling Taosman 5 – but eventually found their home on this track. I think it’s my favorite single.”

Just last month YOUNG GUV (aka songwriter Ben Cook) released his latest masterpiece, GUV III, and today the ever-prolific musician is already back to announce its sequel, GUV IV, due out June 24th from via Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records.

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Where GUV III encapsulates Cook’s most instantly accessible guitar pop songwriting (earning praise from the likes of Stereogum, SPIN Magazine, Paste Magazine, Uproxx, and many more), GUV IV represents the most sonically adventurous side of Young Guv. Cook has an unparalleled ability to write perfect power pop but GUV IV highlights his expertise with the many other sounds and styles that have dotted Young Guv‘s expansive catalog over the years. The record effortlessly moves between hazy, Madchester-inspired rave ups, twangy California jangle, and even homemade sophisti-pop–while always retaining Cook’s undeniable melodies. GUV IV‘s lead single “Change Your Mind” blends pedal steel guitar with a nearly psychedelic mood that transports the listen to the New Mexican desert where it was written.

YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (vocalist of No Warning and former guitarist of Fucked Up), new album GUV III out now via Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. ORDER GUV III : Bandcamp / Spotify / Apple


“an expertly crafted set of hook-filled power-pop reminiscent at times of Big Star, combining jangly guitars, buoyant harmonies, sunny melodies and lyrics of love” – KEXP

“Supremely Catchy – an unstoppable collection of starry-eyed garage-pop bangers” – STEREOGUM

“gloms directly onto the pleasure center of the brain on first spin – one of the all-time greats” – ALL MUSIC

“Big hooks and big heart” – BANDCAMP NEW AND NOTABLE


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YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (vocalist of No Warning and former guitarist of Fucked Up), recently announced his new double album, GUV III & GUV IV, with the first installment, GUV III, due out March 11th from Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. Today he’s shared the album’s final single “Take Up All My Time.”

Take Up All My Time” is the fifth single from GUV III (following “Good Time,” “Only Wanna See U Tonight,” “Lo Lo Lonely,” and “It’s Only Dancin’,” which have garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Raven Sings The Blues, and more), demonstrating Cook’s seemingly endless supply of big hooks and chiming guitars. The new song leans towards Guv’s melancholy side but the shimmering guitar washes and longing harmonies will still put a smile on your face. It’s the kind of instantly gratifying songwriting that makes GUV III the perfect entry point for both new listeners and those already initiated into the wide world of Guv.

“a gorgeous passage of guitar melodies that sound like sunshine to the ear” – PASTE


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03/10/22 Oakland CA @ Golden Bull w/ Toner, Scowl, Color Green
03/11/22 Los Angeles CA @ Genghis Cohen w/ Scowl, Kora Puckett
03/12/22 Los Angeles CA @ Genghis Cohen w/ Toner, Color Green
03/13/22 Long Beach CA @ Supply + Demand w/ Toner, Scowl, Color Green

YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (vocalist of No Warning and former guitarist of Fucked Up), recently announced his new double album, GUV III & GUV IV, with the first installment, GUV III, due out March 11th from Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. Today he’s shared the album’s latest single “Good Time.”

From start to finish, GUV III is full of undeniable hooks and crunchy guitars, offering the perfect entry point for both new listeners and those already initiated into the wide world of Guv. As evidenced by “Good Time” and previous singles “Only Wanna See U Tonight,” “Lo Lo Lonely,” and “It’s Only Dancin'” (which have garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Raven Sings The Blues, and more), Cook has a distinct ability to channel years of crate-digging into Young Guv’s songs, resulting in a record that brings a fresh perspective to timeless sounds.


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PRE-ORDER GUV III : Bandcamp / Spotify / Apple

03/25/22 Calgary AB @ Sled Island / The Palomino w/ Woolworm, Motorists
03/10/22 Oakland CA @ Golden Bull w/ Toner, Scowl, Color Green
03/11/22 Los Angeles CA @ Genghis Cohen w/ Scowl, Kora Puckett
03/12/22 Los Angeles CA @ Genghis Cohen w/ Toner, Color Green
03/13/22 Long Beach CA @ Supply + Demand w/ Toner, Scowl, Color Green

YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (vocalist of No Warning and former guitarist of Fucked Up), recently announced his new double album, GUV III & GUV IV, with the first installment, GUV III, due out March 11th from Run For Cover and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. Today he’s shared the album’s latest single “It’s Only Dancin’.”

Like the album’s previous singles “Only Wanna See U Tonight” and “Lo Lo Lonely” (which garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Raven Sings The Blues, and more) “It’s Only Dancin'” harnesses Cook’s deep well of influences and channels them into Young Guv’s untouchably catchy power pop machine. The song’s glistening guitars and quick tempo sound like Tom Petty on a Paul Collins kick, delivering a jolt of melody that feels timeless and distinctly Guv all at once.

“GUV III – Exclaim!’s 32 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2022” – EXCLAIM

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PRE-ORDER GUV III : Bandcamp / Spotify / Apple

03/10/22 Oakland, CA : The Golden Bull
03/11/22 Los Angeles, CA : Genghis Cohen
03/12/22 Los Angeles, CA : Genghis Cohen
03/13/22 Long Beach, CA : Supply & Demand

YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (vocalist of No Warning and former guitarist of Fucked Up), recently announced his new double album, GUV III & IV, with the first installment, GUV III, due out March 11th from Run For Cover Records and Hand Drawn Dracula. Today he’s back with the album’s second single “Only Wanna See U Tonight.”

GUV III is packed front to back with undeniable hooks and crunchy guitars, offering the perfect entry point for both new listeners and those already initiated into the world of Guv. “Only Wanna See U Tonight” follows lead single “Lo Lo Lonely” (which garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Raven Sings The Blues, and more) and provides another taste of the hyper-memorable rock & roll found throughout GUV III.


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PRE-ORDER GUV III : Bandcamp / Stream

03/10/22 Oakland, CA : The Golden Bull
03/11/22 Los Angeles, CA : Genghis Cohen
03/12/22 Los Angeles, CA : Genghis Cohen
03/13/22 Long Beach, CA : Supply & Demand

YOUNG GUV, aka songwriter Ben Cook (ex-Fucked Up, No Warning), has returned with the announcement of his new double album GUV III & IV. The first installment, GUV III, is due out March 11th from Run For Cover Records (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and it’s an absolute power pop masterpiece. Packed from front to back with undeniable hooks and crunchy guitars, the record offers Cook’s most instantly gratifying songs yet.

Young Guv has kicked off release with a bang, sharing the album’s massive first single “Lo Lo Lonely.” With its overdriven chords, stomping beat, and anthemic chorus, “Lo Lo Lonely” is the kind of swaggering guitar pop anthem that would make a Gallagher brother proud.

Young Guv has a lengthy run of shows lined up in support of GUV III, starting with a US tour with Narrow Head in November, and then heading to Europe and the UK early next year.
 
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11/23/21 Austin TX : Yellow Jacket Social Club
11/22/21 Dallas TX : Cheapsteaks
11/21/21 Oklahoma City OK : 89th Street OKC w/ Narrow Head
11/20/21 Memphis TN : Growlers w/ Narrow Head
11/19/21 Lake Saint Louis MO : Sink Hole w/ Narrow Head
11/18/21 Chicago IL : Subterranean w/ Narrow Head
11/17/21 Cleveland OH : Now That’s Class w/ Narrow Head
11/16/21 Detroit MI : The Sanctuary w/ Narrow Head
11/15/21 Syracuse NY : The Vineyard w/ Narrow Head
11/14/21 Philadelphia PA : Foto Club w/ Narrow Head
11/13/21 Cambridge MA : Hardcore Stadium w/ Narrow Head
11/12/21 Brooklyn NY : Saint Vitus w/ Narrow Head
11/10/21 Baltimore MD : Ottobar w/ Narrow Head
11/09/21 Richmond VA : The Camel w/ Narrow Head
11/08/21 Carrboro NC : Cat’s Cradle w/ Narrow Head
11/06/21 Nashville TN : High Watt w/ Narrow Head
11/05/21 Atlanta GA : The Masquerade w/ Narrow Head
11/04/21 Birmingham AL : Seasick Records w/ Narrow Head