Ripe 4 Luv
  • Ripe 4 Luv

Toronto’s Ben Cook—former front man for tough-guy hardcore act No Warning and current guitarist in progressive punk rockers Fucked Up—has been cultivating an under-the-rader solo career since 2009, releasing a nonstop stream of seven-inches and EPs under a variety of different guises and team-ups, including the garage-punk Young Governor and the retro-electro dance duo Yacht Club. On 3/10, his new LP, Ripe 4 Luv is coming out on Slumberland Records—no doubt his biggest solo release yet—and today’s 12 O’Clock Track is a preview song off of it, “Crawling Back to You.” This time operating as Young Guv, Cook channels the Replacements and Big Star on this smooth-as-hell, superpretty power-popper. Cook has always been great at mastering gigantic melodies and massive hooks, so it’s no surprise that “Crawling Back to You” will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, from the first note to the fun chorus and all the way to the huge bridge. Check this unstoppable jam out below.