Dude York’s “Black Jack” Might Get You Out Of Bed This Morning

Hardly Art’s new signees from Seattle share a bright new track about self-love and teamwork.

Dude York’s “Black Jack” Might Get You Out Of Bed This Morning Sam Gehrke

Seattle band Dude York just signed with Sub Pop offshoot Hardly Art Records, with whom they're releasing a new record, Sincerely. The first single is "Black Jack," premiering today, a track inspired half by "the Osamu Tezuka manga of the same title, and half about my sister," singer and lyricist Peter Richards wrote to The FADER in an email. "It's a song about weighing individual drive with teamwork, and the necessary balance of both, all dressed up as an arena ready jock jam."

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It's a song that calls both for unity and self-awareness, wrapped in buoyant riffs that sound straight from the late '90s. "Too afraid to ask for help/ I tried to do it all by myself/ Still believe in myself," Richards sings with a kind of pained yet triumphant lilt. "As far as I can tell/ Nobody does it all by themselves." Seems like an apt message for right now.

Listen below, and pre-order Sincerely here.

November 15, 2016
Dude York’s “Black Jack” Might Get You Out Of Bed This Morning