The Young

Full Discography

LPs
  • Dub Egg - OLE-967 - 2012-05-08
Singles & EPs
  • Sweet - - 2010-01-01

Biography

When we last heard from Austin, Texas' The Young, the quartet was livin’ free and their album Dub Egg was the sunshine-fuzz hit of the year in more enlightened households worldwide. Flash forward two years and it seems the bill is due, in a big way as Chrome Cactus is a far darker version of The Young. The breezy optimism of their earlier albums has been switched out for sinister, creeping dread in both lyrics and music, and the instrumentation is far sharper as well.  The rhythm section of drummer Ryan Maloney and new bassist Lucas Wedow lay down a heavy (though nimble where they need to be) foundation for the already formidable guitar interplay of Hans Zimmerman and Kyle Edwards. Finding two guitarists with a penchant for such skillful, intuitive interplay is tough enough, but 'Chrome Cactus' is the moment where Zimmerman's vocal delivery & way around a tune has caught up with The Young's instrumental prowess. 

Expertly produced by fellow sonic assassin Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, The Fucking Champs, Thee Evolution Revolution etc.) at the new Louder studios located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Grass Valley CA, Chrome Cactus aurally denies the idyllic setting that it was recorded in.  From the undeniable riff of album opener “Metal Flake” to the squalls of feedback in “Blow The Scum Away” that end the record, you’ll be hard pressed to find an album that both reinforces and revitalizes everything that is great about American Rock Music in 2014.  Taking influence from a myriad of artists such as (early) ZZ Top, Dead Moon, Link Wray,  Lungfish and pedal-stompers worldwide Chrome Cactus is a huge ball of power and controlled feedback disguised as ten of the catchiest songs you’ll hear this or any other year.

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The Young - Glasslands Tonight, Mercury Lounge Tomorrow + New Show Additions



(no cameras on stage tonight or tomorrow, SORRY)

Battling the rest stops and stages of the East Coast this week, The Young return to the New York area for the first time since the release of LP #3, 'Chrome Cactus', with appearances tonight at Glasslands (with DeGreaser) and Friday night at the Mercury Lounge.  Of 'Chrome Cactus', the Village Voice's Brad Cohan writes the record "bleeds teeth-sharp and moody, fuzz-drenched earworm-worthy desert jams...The Young lay on the infectiously coiled stoner highway driving songs thick on its sophomore effort, recalling ZZ Top, Television, Meat Puppets and Dead Moon on a hallucinogenic bender..weed clouded, psych anthems".  Just to clarify, this record sounds pretty fucking great when you're not high, too..



Upon completion of the current Eastern run, The Young travel to Mexico's San Luis Potosí for the Wird Festival (see above) on September 27, followed by an Austin headlining date at the Mohawk, Monday September 29 alongside Deaf Wish, James Arthur's Manhunt and space rock legends ST 37.

updated shows :

Thursday, September 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA (with California X)
Sunday, September 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September 16 – Now That's Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW (w/ Radioactivity)
Saturday, September 27 - Wird Festival, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Monday, September 29 - Mohawk, Austin TX (w/ Deaf Wish, James Arthur's Manhunt, ST 37)

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The Young : Live On KXLU, Today at 5:30 (Pacific)



Days after the release of 'Chrome Cactus', The Young kick off a brief West Coast swing tonight at LA's Los Globos, playing prior to Milk 'N' Cookies and after Lamps and Gun Outfit.  Earlier today, the band are visiting the lovely campus of Loyola Marymount University where they'll be playing live on KXLU at approximately 5:30 pacific time (8:30 eastern).   If you're in the area, you can tune in at 88.9 FM, while the rest of us around the globe can hear the set at KXLU.com.

Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That's Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk 'N' Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

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The Young - 'Chrome Cactus' Out Today / Waterloo (Austin) In-Store



Of The Young's 'Chrome Cactus', Tiny Grooves' Jonathan Markley writes, "the heavy guitar racket on becomes almost psychedelic, the slower burning shoegaze-bent anthems become seared into yer skull and the volume knob on yer stereo will slowly inch towards 10," and I'm pretty sure that's a recommendation rather than a disclaimer.  The shadowy Fuckin' Record Reviews declares 'Chrome Cactus' is "THE HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER" ("two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched"), The Austin Chronicle's Austin Powell says the album, "triumphs with energy and verve", and hey, while we sometimes find ourselves at odds with The Fourth Estate here at Matador Records and Filmworks, WHEN THEY'RE RIGHT, THEY'RE RIGHT.



'Chrome Cactus' is The Young's 3rd album, it's in stores today and whether you've been following this label since our inception or you still have the use of your original teeth, we're confident --- you might even say insistent --- that this quartet's uniquely Texan take on modern guitar heroics is matched only by their songwriting guile. I'm tempted to offer you a money back guarantee, but it seems kind of shallow to ruin our friendship over money (and I'm sure you agree).



If you're lucky enough to reside in Austin, TX, The Young are playing at the venerable Waterloo Records today at 5pm sharp, with the keg provided by Austin Beerworks.  There's a limited (100) run of 12" X 12" silkscreen prints (above) that come with the LP version of 'Chrome Cactus' and they're only available at Austin retailers (Waterloo, End Of An Ear, Trailer Space) or from the band on tour later this week (see below)

Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That's Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk 'N' Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

order 'Chrome Cactus' from the following :
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STREAM : The Young's 'Chrome Cactus' via Spotify/Noisey



While at least one observer has declared The Young's 3rd album, "HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER" ("two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched,"), we're pretty adamant the Austin quartet's latest is a stone killer even if you're at a desk, comfy chair or riding the subway.  You can find out for yourself starting today, as Spotify and Noisey are streaming 'Chrome Cactus' in advance of the August 25 release date. 



Though the band's next batch of US touring kicks off August 29 in Los Angeles, Austin residents have the following events coming up in the next several days ; 

1) LISTENING SESH : 

Wednesday night, August 20, Austin's Whetstone Audio (2401 E 6th Street) will be playing the 'Chrome Cactus' LP from start to finish thru via DeVore Orangutan 0/96 speakers, the Line Magnetic 219ia integrated amp and Rega’s RP-10 turntable with a Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua cartridge.  THIS IS NOT RADIO HUT.   Smiling (?) label functionaries (functionary?) will hand out the beers. 

2) WATERLOO INSTORE

Monday, August 25 at 5pm, The Young will be performing live at Austin's Waterloo Records, with refreshments provided by Austin Beerworks.  A special edition of the 'Chrome Cactus' LP featuring a limited 12" X 12" screen print will be available at this instore. 



3) LIVE AT HOTEL VEGAS

Thursday, September 4, The Young are headlining Hotel Vegas with a carefully curated bill featuring Breakout, Crooked Bangs & Slow. 



Preorder 'Chrome Cactus' from the following : 
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iTunes (receive "Metal Flake" and "Cry Of Tin" instantly)
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Tour Dates
Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That's Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk 'N' Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

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Tonight on KVRX : The Young, Live In Studio



We're a mere 15 days from the release of The Young's 3rd album, the riff monstrous 'Chrome Cactus', and tonight on KVRX, the Austin quartet will be playing at 11pm eastern.  You can stream the set here, or watch the studio webcast here.

As mentioned earlier, The Young will be also be performing at Waterloo Records at 5pm, August 25.




"Cry Of Tin" video

Tour Dates

Friday, August, 29 – Los Globos, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, August, 30 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August, 31 – 1234Go Records, Oakland CA^
Thursday, September, 4 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX
Friday, September, 5 – Bottletree, Birmingham AL
Saturday, September, 6 – 529, Atlanta GA
Sunday, September, 7 – Pinhook, Durham NC
Monday, September, 8 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC%
Tuesday, September, 9 – DC9, Washington DC
Wednesday, September, 10 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, September, 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September, 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September, 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA
Sunday, September, 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September, 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Now That's Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September, 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September, 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September, 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September, 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW#

*w/ Milk 'N' Cookies,The Lamps and Gun Outfit
^w/ Rat Columns and Violent Change
%w/ Potty Mouth
&w/ So Cow
# w/ Radioactivity

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