The Yugos

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 In Winter of 2009 two brothers in northern Kentucky, Jordin and Christian Gough, started a band that (if you like; Back to the Future, 80's new wave, or just feeling good) you will love.  Setting the stage for a band full of multi-instrumentalists, Jackson Deal joined and The Yugos were born, setting immediately to writing and recording their first short collection of work, appropriately titled "Y.E.P."       2011 saw the release of their self-titled debut full-length on their own Best

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