With hip-hop flavor, reggae backbeats and jazz riffs laid atop solid alternative rock, local trio Tim Yunker and the Sound Junkies bends genres beyond description. The “Sound” caters to so many different audiences that even the “Junkies” themselves revert to the intentionally oxymoronic label of “electronic accustic” to identify such ambiguity. Ultimately, the only just treatment of Tim Yunker and the Sound Junkies lets their music speak for itself.
The band performs four such pieces from inside the CPR Performance Studio, including “There She Goes”, “Reflections” and “Too Little Too Late”. Another song, “Runaway”, particularly illustrates the amorphous nature of their music when it expectantly turns into a vocal freestyle.
Tim Yunker and the Sound Junkies, also consisting of Alex Buxton and Chris Winslow, discuss the creative process and environment behind their songs with host Brandee Castle. Herein the band describes the Denver music scene as diverse and open, while paying special attention to the burgeoning local hip-hop genre. It remains relatively “underpublicized”, Yunker claims, but has improved “from nonexistent to a pretty thriving scene,” an apt analogy for the band itself.