Saturday, November 01, 2014

Hang On To Youth...

The Youth - I'll Call Your Bluff / You've Done Me Wrong (2014)


The Youth are a four-piece outfit from Denmark, specializing in enthusiastic garage rock with some traditional leanings, manifested in song structuring, tone, and the fuzzed-just-right production work which provides them with their shaggy but slick sheen. Guitar, bass, drums, and vocals are all punched-up and just raw enough, with some extra rip packed in here and there by the singer. The two tracks come off as honestly dedicated to the rock (unless things are drastically different in Denmark, garage rock is hardly a shortcut to the charts) and that genuine fondness for what they're playing serves the band quite well.
The 7" is available through State Records (and limited to 500 copies, the first 250 of which come with a post-card from the band), so if you're one of those dedicated seekers who can't be satisfied by pale imitations, go ahead and pick yourself up a copy of the single to show The Youth it's worth their efforts to continue. You'll be snapping your fingers and trying to dig these earworms out in no time.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of; Baby Woodrose, The Wicked Whispers, The Galileo 7, Syreregn, My Sick Friends


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