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The Young

Austin's The Young are putting out their new LP Chrome Cactus on August 26 via Matador and it's a killer dose of psychedelic punk. They were in NYC for a pre-release show at Union Pool over the weekend (6/27, anyone go?) and they'll be heading out on a full tour following the album's release. The tour brings them back to NYC for shows on September 11 at Glasslands and September 12 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now, and tickets for the Merc show go on sale Wednesday (7/2) at noon. No openers for those shows have been announced yet, but select dates on the tour are with Radioactivity (who played NYC last night), Milk 'n' Cookies (who play NYC this week), Potty Mouth and more. All dates are listed below.

The only song the band have released from the new record so far is the very promising "Metal Flake," but they'll be playing a few new songs on WFMU today (7/1) at 2 PM EST. You can listen here. The Young also made a playlist of songs that influenced Chrome Cactus including tracks by Lungfish, Crazy Horse, Motorhead, Brian Eno, Blue Oyster Cult, Danzig and more. Stream that, with "Metal Flake" and the list of tour dates, below...


The Young - "Metal Flake"

'Chrome Cactus' Mixtape

1) ZZ Top: It's Only Love
2) Dick Domane: Bad Dream
3) Bert Jansch: Poison
4) Lungfish: Tick Tock
5) Crazy Horse: Thunder & Lightning
6) Chissy Zebby Tembro & Ngozi Family: Trouble Maker
7) Motörhead: On Parole
8) The Byrds: Wasn't Born To Follow
9) Greg Sage: Let It Go
10) Brian Eno: Here Come The Warm Jets
11) The Dark: Maypole
12) Blue Öyster Cult: Teen Archer
13) Stray: All In Your Mind
14) Dave Edmunds: On The Road Again
15) 3 Hurel: Sevenler Ağlarmış
16) Hawkwind: Damnation Alley
17) Spooky Tooth: Waitin' For The Wind
18) Thin Lizzy: Soldier of Fortune (cut)
19) Budgie: Whiskey River
20) Danzig: Twist Of Cain
21) Prince Far I: Back Weh


The Young -- 2014 Tour Dates
8/29: Los Globos - Los, Angeles, CA $
8/30: Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA
8/31: 1234Go Records - Oakland, CA *
9/4: Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX
9/5: Bottle Tree - Birmingham, AL
9/6: 529 - Atlanta, GA
9/7: Pinhook - Durham, NC
9/8: The Mothlight - Asheville, NC %
9/9: DC9 - Washington, DC
9/10: Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
9/11: Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY
9/12: Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
9/13: O'Briens - Boston, MA
9/14: Vitrola - Montreal, QB
9/15: Silver Dollar - Toronto, ON
9/17: Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
9/18: Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
9/20: Foundry Beer Garden - Dallas, TX #

$ - w/ Milk 'n' Cookies
* - w/ Rat Columns & Violent Change
% - w/ Potty Mouth
# - w/ Radioactivity

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