by Andrew Sacher

photo by Shervin Lainez
Young Statues

Philly indie rockers Young Statues are set to release their new album, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, on October 21 via Run for Cover, which follows their 2011 self-titled debut and a 2013 EP. The new album was recorded by Andy LeMaster who's worked on several Bright Eyes albums and was a member of fellow Saddle Creek band Now It's Overhead, which makes him a good fit for Young Statues. Like Bright Eyes and a lot of Saddle Creek, Young Statues have a folky sensibility to their songwriting, but can also churn out big emotive choruses without crossing over into bombast. Check out one of the tracks, "Run The River Dry," below.

Young Statues will also be playing a few shows the week the album comes out including the Brixton Agency CMJ showcase happening at Grand Victory on October 22 with a great lineup all around of Creepoid, Ex-Breathers, UnWed, Palehound, The Beverleys, Native America and Teen Death.

All of their dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

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Young Statues - "Run The River Dry"

Young Statues

The Flatlands Are Your Friend Tracklist:
01. Natives
02. Run The River Dry
03. Don't Fight The Mirage
04. Got The Knife
05. No Shadow
06. Flood
07. Further Away
08. Flatlands (pt. 2)
09. Ain't A Bad Thing To Lose
10. White Noise
11. Strangers In A Dream

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Young Statues -- 2014 Tour Dates
10/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory (Brixton Agency CMJ Showcase)
10/23 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ Caravela, Haverford*
10/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*

* = w/ Hundred Acre Woods, Dryjacket