Young Guv (aka songwriter Ben Cook) has released his new album GUV IV. Out today via RFC, the album 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 are the perfect place for new listeners to jump aboard.
Where GUV III captured Cook's most instantly accessible guitar pop songwriting, GUV IV represents the most sonically adventurous side of Young Guv. The record (which has drawn early attention from the likes of Stereogum, NPR, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Paste Magazine, and many more) effortlessly moves between hazy Madchester-inspired rave ups, twangy California jangle, and even homemade sophisti-pop, with Cook's knack for melody always leading the way.
Both 2022 LP releases from Young Guv have been packaged together in a 2xLP titled "GUV III & IV" featuring both full albums plus a bonus track "She Sparkles Everywhere". "GUV III & IV" vinyl is officially out July 15th, but copies are shipping from our store now.