by Bill Pearis

Sauna Youth

Sauna Youth's album Disctractions is one of my favorite albums of the year, the kind of shouty, strident indie punk (punky indie rock?) played with maximum snarl and energy. (For folks who remember and miss Shrag, this might fill that void.) If you listened to BrooklynVegan's first Spotify show you heard Sauna Youth's "Try to Leave" and if you haven't heard the LP at all yet, you can stream the whole thing below.

"The Bridge," one of Distractions' standout cuts, will be released as a 7" single by Upset the Rhythm on January 15. There's a new video that single as well, directed by Maria Cecilia Tedemalm and the band's Boon, it's an homage to Pan's People, the dancers on UK chart show Top of the Pops (they were kind of like the Solid Gold Dancers if you're old enough, like me, to remember that.) Watch it below.

The band have yet to tour America, and don't seem to have any plans to right now, but they do have UK/EU dates coming up in early 2016. All are listed below.

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Sauna Youth - 2016 Tour Dates
27th January - Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's w/ Soft Walls, The Glugg
28th January - Rennes, France - Bar'Hic
29th January - Bordeaux, France - TBC
30th January - San Sebastian, Spain - Lurrazpiko Festa
31st January - Madrid, Spain - Wurlitzer Ballroom
1st February - Zaragoza, Spain - La Lata de Bombillas
2nd February - Barcelona, Spain - Heliogabal
3rd February - Toulouse, France - Le Rabelin
4th February - Antwerp, Belgium - Music City
5th February - Leiden, Holland - CAB03
6th February - Amsterdam, Holland - Pacific Parc
7th February - Rotterdam, Holland - TBC
13th February - London, UK - The Forge "The Bridge" 7" release party

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