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BEAUTIFUL BUZZZ

NEW MUSIC: YOUNG BOYS - LOVE HITS

Erin MaherComment

With a rooted affinity for black-leather noise, synth-strewed weirdness and layered, wall-of-sound pop, Young Boys is a story that crisscrosses the continent.  Dark post-punk that sizzles with just the right amount of droned-out fuzz, this Brooklyn based outfit are set to release their debut LP, New York Sun on February 26 via LA-based digital and vinyl label, Holloweyed Records.

The first single, "Love Hits," is a head bobbing post-punk anthem full of clattering guitars and thumping basslines that IFC notes is "like if Joey Ramone spent a lot of time listening to the Dum Dum Girls. In a good way, though."

Formed by Oakland-bred David "Legs" McDaniel who, after traveling across the country, guitar in hand, looking for love and a place to call home, hooked up with fellow slimers Ethan Miller and a Minneapolis-bred player Lee Lichtsinn to solidify ranks in New York City.

Now knee-deep in NY grime and projected through technicolor static, Young Boys come armed with a pair of out-of-tune guitars, a drum machine and a certain, crunchy cohesion.  The trio's slobbering stance on classic garage pop balladry has awarded them gigs alongside Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Dengue Fever and Ex Cops and gathered praise from NME and The Village Voice.

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