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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Young Guv - Ripe 4 Luv
Ben Cook of Toronto's Fucked Up possesses a restless muse. In addition to his duties with the hardcore stars, a few side projects, songwriting for various artists and an acting stint, he now has assumed the identity of Young Guv, a top 40 popster who throws down sweet and gooey tunes with infectious rhythms and hooks that will make your dentist smile. The Guv's new album for Slumberland Records is Ripe 4 Luv, and it's eight tracks fuse power pop with a touch of glam and a dose of Princely swagger. It is hard to pick favorites, but a few standouts are below. I also suggest checking out "Aquarian", which is so smooth it should be in a shaving commercial.