by BBG, Bill Pearis & friends
Austin reverb-drenched, garage punk four-piece The Young are in town this weekend and have managed to get themselves opening slots on some notable bills: Tonight (11/11) they open for Kurt Vile and Widowspeak at Webster Hall (tickets still on sale); then tomorrow afternoon (11/12, 3PM) they play with Pacific Northwest punk legends The Sonics at Maxwells (sold out); and then again Saturday night they're at Union Pool with Endless Boogie AND Call of The Wild (ex-Awesome Color). They also play Philadelphia on Sunday (10/13). All dates are at the bottom of this post.
The band has a single and an album on Mexican Summer under their belt and have recently signed with Matador Records. You can check out a couple MP3s above from their Mexican Summer output which have more than a whiff of sneery, late '70s power pop/new wave/punk to them. Their Matador debut is due out early 2012.
All tour dates, the tour flyer, a live video and another song too, below...
The Young - Bird in the Bush
The Young - Voyagers Of Legend - Smiling God
The Young @ Beerland, 2/5/2010
THE YOUNG - 2011 TOUR DATES
Friday, Nov. 11 - Webster Hall, New York, NY (with Kurt Vile and Widowspeak)
Saturday, Nov. 12 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 3pm matinee (with The Sonics)
Saturday, Nov. 12 - Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, 10pm (with Endless Boogie)
Sunday, Nov. 13 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA (with Office Of Future Plans, Bells)