Posted in music | pictures on May 16, 2013

by Fred Pessaro

Youth Code @ Nothing Changes, 5/15/2013
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Los Angeles duo Youth Code played Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home last night (5/15), their only show in the NYC area. Employing harder than hard EBM that reminded me of Ministry and Nitzer Ebb, the duo danced around their rigs and screamed into microphones while cranking out tunes from their latest demo cassette and their forthcoming LP on DAIS. Hardcore clearly runs through their veins (judging by their membership in Carry On, a Cro-Mags tee, and on stage discussion of the Judge reunion), and it was that high-energy that made their set so compelling despite almost endless gear issues. Check out pictures and video from their set below, along with a stream of their demo available now for pay-whatever on Bandcamp. Recommended.

Embarassingly enough, this was my first trip back to the former grounds of the party known as WIERD (eulogy here), and I don't quite know what I was waiting for. Nothing Changes has similarly good DJs, live bands, smoke machines cranked to 11, and much the same vibe. Change is always good in the long run, but if Nothing Changes can stay with a similar WIERD vibe and I'd be completely content. Upcoming Nothing Changes events include Craow, Outmode, Halves & Thirds on 5/22 and Tempers on 5/2.

More pictures, that stream and  video are below...

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Comments (21)

Absolutly talentless awkward bullshit.

Posted by smithy | May 16, 2013 11:17 AM

it's just the name of this party is so, so bad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 11:33 AM

Their debut vinyl 7" will be released by Angry Love Productions next month. Check out sound clips here: http://angryloveproductions.com/angrylove/

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 12:04 PM

Bottom line is, these songs are just terrible. It would be nice in the year 2013 to have an angry group of post industrial hipsters turned evil to take over the indy scene of happy go lucky shitheads, but first things first... The songwriting has to be there. It's a foundation to build on. and as it stands now, these guys don't have it.
Gonna take much more than a cro-mags shirt and screaming pissed off into a mic to leave a mark.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 12:46 PM

JOHN FLEUVOG POUNDING UP AND DOWN - DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 1:09 PM

Improv Night?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 1:12 PM

Stoked. Wish I could have made the show but I heard it was a doozy... Record out this summer on DAIS!

Posted by gibby | May 16, 2013 1:12 PM

12:46 is such a white guy aged 21-45 it hurts

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 1:32 PM

Gibby!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 2:01 PM

Poser core. $1 says that dude had a Paul Weller cut last week

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 2:08 PM

1:32... I don't get it? Generally speaking, who else would care about a new rehash of industrial? 11-14 year old black girls? WTF are you talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Dude built his life around copying Wes eisold

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 2:19 PM

2:19 he should probably cut off a hand to complete the replication.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 2:29 PM

awful band, awful tattoos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 3:50 PM

Was there, it was great. i'm looking forward to the record. Despite all of the technical issues, they killed it IMO.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 9:32 PM

Why dont't all of you pussy rejects with nothing better to do than anonymously criticize other people's music on the internet spend your time creating something better since you have all the answers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2013 9:32 PM

This is a powerfully expressive work of art.Some may be too shallow to understand this important genre.I want to hear more from this band.Much much more.

Posted by Justin Platz | May 16, 2013 10:40 PM

I can't wait for all the commenter's new albums to come out on Dais....oh wait, that's the band they're shitting on for no reason

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 12:18 AM

9:32, because I already made a record, went on tour, and people liked it better. I can't just keep doing it over and over again, somebody has to take over and give me a break. This nonsense is not capable.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 3:57 AM

Hey I really like this! Keep at it and don't listen to the haters!

Posted by Edd | May 22, 2013 3:12 PM

I am glad to see Nothing Changes :)

Posted by the fog | October 30, 2013 11:04 AM

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