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Young Guv


  1. 1.
    Every Flower I See
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    Roll With Me
  3. 3.
    Patterns Prevail
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    Luv Always
  5. 5.
    Didn't Even Cry
Young Guv (or sometimes Young Governor) is the musical alias of Toronto-based musician Ben Cook, known for his work with Canadian hardcore groups No Warning and Fucked Up.
Active in the hardcore scenes since the late '90s, the prolific Cook stretched out into a number of indie styles throughout the 2000s, initially launching the Young Governor moniker around 2010 with several collaborative singles and EPs for various small labels, including his own Bad Actors imprint. The Young Governor material was generally more aligned with melodic indie pop and hooky power pop than with punk. A 2012 release under the name Young Guv & the Scuzz further developed both the sound and name, which had changed simply to Young Guv by the time of his 2015 debut LP Ripe 4 Luv. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi
In the summer of 2018, he moved from his Toronto home to a sublet in Brooklyn, and there he began writing some of the best songs of his life. GUV I, out on Run For Cover in August, is a collection of pop music — staggeringly poignant and infectious pop music — written and recorded by Ben Cook throughout that New York City summer.


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