Out on October 5th, released by Mississippi records on vinyl only(for now) and pressed on 2000 copies. To secure your copy go to this post on REMhq which has a list of know record stores that are carrying the release as well as some mail order sites.
tracklist 10 Million BC I'm Alright Some Kind Of Velvet Sunday Morning Travel Without Arriving Migraine Gimme Back My Wig Nothing Matters Anymore So Long Johnny Little Village, Motherfucker Nothing Means Nothing Hard Old World Nowhere No Way Vaso Loco I'm Alive
here is what peter had to say about this record
Baja Mexico, 3am:
I've got a glass with a little bit of Tequila left in it. It was full a few minutes ago. I've got Jimmy Reed haunting the turn table in the corner; I've been thinking about Jimmy Reed a lot lately, every note of music he ever made was so perfect and full of grace, and yet so loose and spontaneous, I wonder how he did it? What was his secret? If he was still alive I would give him a call. "Hey Mr. Reed how do you do it? Where does it come from?" But I doubt he would know any more than I do. And there I go wandering off track before I even started. I'm supposed to be telling y'all about my solo record....
I know I said for years that I would never make a solo record. It was never a plan or a desire but it just kind of happened. When REM called it a day I'd spent the last 3 months on my back with a semi-crippling injury unable to play guitar. With my band gone and unable to use the fingers on my right hand, I started writing lyrics just to have something creative to do. The lyrics turned into songs and the songs turned into what felt like a possible album, so I called some of my favorite musicians, Scott, Mike, Bill, Lenny Kaye, Corin Tucker, Jenny Conlee, and booked studio time
Not being really confident in my singing, I asked Corin to sing one and she was gracious enough to do so, Scott sang a few, mostly the ones he wrote melodies to. So why is it a solo record? I wrote 95% of the lyrics and most of the music, it is the first thing i have ever been involved in where I was actually in charge and the record turned out to be kind of like a trip through my mind, all of the kinds of music I love, played with some of my favorite musicians, in a completely one take spontaneous atmosphere. It was either call it a Peter Buck record or Richard M Nixon, Lenny Kaye convinced me that it should be called a Peter Buck solo record because it does represent me or at least me right then.
It will be released October 5th on Mississippi Records, a label that specializes in mid-20th century blues, gospel and folk. It was recorded, mixed and mastered on analogue tape and is being released on vinyl. At this point it is a limited edition of 2,000 vinyl only. As for the future I may do some performances, but this is not a career, it is something I am doing for fun.
One last thing. Has anyone ever figured out what was up with James Brown and the Popcorn? I must own 10 James Brown records from the late 60s with popcorn in the title: Mother Popcorn, Low Down Popcorn, It's a New Day, Let a New man come on and Make the Popcorn, etc. I've been thinking about that quite a lot lately. It's got me kind of worried.
Posted on 06 Oct 2012
Scott McCaughey Visits Jet City Stream
before playing two nights in Seattle, Scott visited "Jet City Stream" radio station where he did a lenghty interview, talking about the new YFF, album, how he got to join R.E.M. the baseball project, the new Peter Buck album and the Todos Santos Music festival. He also played a aucostic version of the YFF's "Guilty Ones" and premiered another Peter Buck track, the album version of "It's Alright"
Peter Buck is once again organizing a festival in January in Todos Santos. The Line up got released and once again, Minus 5, Baseball Project and Robyn Hitchcock will be present, there will also be some new acts with The Posies, Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys, Joseph Arthur and others.
For full line up got to todossantosmusicfestival.com, where you will also find some more info about the festival, the organsition it sponser and tickets will be up for sale late in october.
Posted on 24 Sep 2012
Richard Nixon and Young Fresh Fellows, Sunset Tavern Seattle 9/22/12.
Richard Nixon Setlist:
Johnny Alright Wig new song 10 Million BC Vaso Loco Hard World Outta the House Alive
photo by Ole
Young Fresh Fellows Setlist:
Down by the Pharmacy two lives death of an embalmer Margaret Amy grant little softy go go gorilla love luggage still there's hope hank karen & elvis why i oughta once in a while sittin on a pitchfork I lost my money if you believe in Cleveland broken basket, someone I care about (chuck carroll on organ) you've got your head on backwards agar's revenge sharing patrol theme topsy turvy theme yffs theme(chuck guitar) hang on sloopy big house born to be wild ain't it alright rock & roll pest control equator blues
Posted on 23 Sep 2012
YFF - 21 September Sunset Tavern, Seatle, WA
Ole has filmed some of the YFF songs from the 21st and put them up on youtube already
April 13 - Music Millennium, Record Store Day, Portland, OR
June 14 - Hi-Fi, Eugene, OR
June 15 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
June 20 - Turf Club,St. Paul, MN
June 21 - Anodyne Coffee, Milwaukee, WI
June 22 - Kiki's House Of Righteous Music, Madison, WI
June 25 - Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
June 26 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
June 27 - White Eagle Hall,Jersey City, NJ
June 29 - Mass MoCA SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL, North Adams, MA
July 27 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 30 - The Ruins, Hood River, OR
Young Fresh Fellows
April 26 - Slim's Last Chance, Seatle, WA
April 27 - Dante's, Portland, OR
The Baseball Project Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon
Filthy Friends Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon and Kurt Bloch
May 09 - Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 10 - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 11 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
May 13 - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
May 17 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
May 20 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
May 21 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
May 27 - Festsaal, Berlin, Germany
May 28 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 29 - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 30 - Barn Theatre, Oxted, UK
May 31 - The Garage, London, UK
June 02 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
The Tripwires Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster
The Minus 5 Stroke Manor , Vinyl, CD for RSD 2019 first release
Out: 13 April 2019