Yucky Duster Are Totally Over That Dumb Crush On “Flip Flop”

“I mean, who wears flip flops around the city? That’s disgusting, flopping all that street sludge up into your toes.”

Yucky Duster Are Totally Over That Dumb Crush On “Flip Flop”

Brooklyn band Yucky Duster's new single "Flip Flop" is a goddamn perfect, endlessly quotable anti-crush song. The group's Madeline Babuka Black penned the track — which is from their forthcoming self-titled debut LP and is premiering today on The FADER — after realizing this dude she was into was actually kind of lame. Told me that you were a Scorpio on the patio/ Like I didn't already know, sings Black over Yucky Duster's simple beats and noodly guitars, And your friends they kind of blow/ They're all jerks I don't know.

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"I wrote 'Flip Flop' when I had a thing for this guy in a buzzy band and it was becoming increasingly obvious that he wasn't interested in me," the band's Madeline Babuka Black wrote in an email to The FADER. "Shortly after I saw him wearing flip flops and I realized I had made a huge mistake. I mean, who wears flip flops around the city? That's disgusting, flopping all that street sludge up into your toes… Also one of his friends was a jerk to me and that was a turn off. It's tempting to idealize someone if you love their music, especially in a romantic context. This song is about the reality of my crush — uneventful and embarrassing."

Listen to "Flip Flop" below, and preorder the record via Birdtapes here. If you're in town, Yucky Duster's release show is at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium June 3.

Yucky Duster Are Totally Over That Dumb Crush On “Flip Flop”