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.

“What Smarts” MP3:

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.

These Brooklyn-ers play super-catchy, spring-loaded indie rock ala Dinosaur Jr, Built To Spill, maybe with a hint of North West punk like the Wipers.

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