Circling the intersection of ebullient synth pop and strutting indie rock, Canada's Yukon Blonde emerged from Kelowna, British Columbia in the late 2000s. The group is led by singer and main songwriter Jeff Innes. After releasing a more folk-rock-minded debut EP, Everything in Everyway, in 2009, they shifted toward a heavier reliance on synths and bass groves by their third LP, 2015's On Blonde.
The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. Founded by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, the group in its various incarnations has had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. With over 100 million records sold, the group is the best-selling instrumental band of all time. In 2008, the Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their instrumental virtuosity, experimentation with guitar effects, and unique sound laid the groundwork for innumerable groups, earning them the moniker "The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands". While their popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group remains revered in Japan, where they tour regularly to this day.