Your Youth. The 5 song EP will be available on October 23rd, but the label has released the first single from the album, which is available below.
Listen/Download: Your Youth - "Thick Gold (Bodied)" MP3
Your Youth is a loud alternative band from Brooklyn that doesn't totally exist, a two-person crash-course in celebrating and subverting pop: "Bland or not?" lyrics under mountains of guitars, a grip of gigantic hooks, and the slick bombast of "major-label sound"... recorded with one and a half working vocal mics. It's the restless collision of impeccable and questionable taste.
Looking neither forward nor backward (or even around), they're just playing what's in their heads. Like Wipers, if Greg Sage had been afraid of the internet in Brooklyn instead of paranoid in Portland, and had picked up production tips from Andy Wallace.
Thick Gold (Bodied)
Praise for Your Youth:
"...this song is so darn catchy that we bet even his dissed lady friend is singing along." - Nylon
"Cali beach music in the old sense, as in "big joyous power chords/surf jams"-unapologetic pop punk that screams for a drop-top Jeep and a sun-kissed boyfriend." - the Fader
"The three-piece does peppy, hook-heavy, indie-pop that seems influenced by the pop-punk that was so popular when they were coming of age back in the 90s." - the L Magazine