One of my favorite LPs of the last few years is the self-titled Young Scum LP. The band have been mostly quiet since its release, at least musically speaking…until this last week when they dropped a brand new single. Indiepop fans will fawn, particularly with the natural hop that goes along throughout the song; it’s part rhythmically propelled and part of the circular jangle of the guitars. There’s comfort in the warmth of the vocals too, which seems particularly important in the world today; I just wanted to get wrapped up in this song, and hope you do too. As of now, it’s just a single, but a reason to celebrate nonetheless.
Been a hot minute since we’ve heard from Richmond’s Big Baby, but better get acquainted now as they’re brandishing six delicious new pop tunes you’ll want to consume…and we’ve got the lead single below for you. The band, fronted by Ali Mislowsky (also of ATH faves Young Scum), start with a heavy three second tease; they collect themselves, and they’re off. The guitar chords seem to be dancing and swirling around your ears, all the while the rhythm section keeps your toes tapping. In the vocals, you this coolly delivered warmth, but the hook is all about the falling notes in the line “can’t get you out of my head.” If you’re into the sugary sweetness on display, be sure to grab the Fizzy Cola EP from Hidden Bay Records or Jigsaw on January 10th!
Everyone! Meet Chris from Young Scum.
2019 for me was one of those years where when its all said and done you wonder what did I really do or achieve this year? So much happened its hard to process it all at the end of December. Kind of like… making an end-of-year list and trying to remember everything you liked and listened to! It was an amazing year for music and my list was way bigger than this but I narrowed it down to my top 15 songs.
And if you didn’t already know how great they were, go check out the wonderful self-titled LP from Young Scum HERE.
If you’re looking for a blog akin to ourselves, just for an added dose of pop, then you should check out Fadeaway Radiate. From time to time, the site releases some compilations and boy have they knocked it out of the park with F.A.R. Out, their latest release. This collection has all original tunes, with a leaning towards the poppier side of psych music. There’s a few brand new tunes from some of our personal favorites like Pale Lights, Young Scum and the Catherines (featuring Nah); you’ll even get yet another new tune from the Suncharms, so you can’t go wrong just spending some time here today. So many great tunes on this one, so give it a go here.
Everyone has their own definition of indiepop; but I tend to ascribe to the original craft where DIY aesthetics and a softer response to punk were all the rage. But, to each their own. So I went through last year to compile what I think is a pretty all encompassing Best of Indiepop 2018; there’s no order, just a collection of really great indiepop. Some of the below are songs, some are albums, some are just bands or labels that were important. Click on for my picks and a playful playlist. Read more
Did you love that Tres Oui LP? Well, just imagine that album, stripped of Stevesie; you’ll get a clean indiepop sound, which is precisely what Young Scum are offering us on this new single. It ends up giving the band a more spritely version of the pop the Lucksmiths were crafting, but I know these guys have a penchant for distortion, so perhaps we’ll get a mix of both to delight us. Only time will tell, as the band will release their debut LP via Citrus City and Pretty Olivia Records on July 6th.
Sometimes a pop song comes your way out of nowhere and it completely changes your mood for the entire day. Well this new one from Richmond based Young Scum has done exactly that. There is so much to enjoy here with “If you Say That”. What starts as a mostly brit-pop, jangly tune, slowly evolves with some heavier guitars to really rock some faces near the end. Yep that’ll do.
Young Scum will release a new EP entitled Zona on July 24th via Citrus City Records.
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