September 21, 2010
Be Prepared: Young Adults | Black Hole | 6 Nov.
Rising, Boston-based space punks Young Adults' thrilling full-length debut Black Hole may or may not be one of the best releases of the year, but we think it is unlikely that you'll find better album art in 2010. Just plain beautiful and evocative. But more importantly, Prague-based AMDISCS is offering an early taste of the collection at Soundcloud, and we've plugged in the embeds below so you can stream the tracks "Bummer Summer" and "Drifting." Fans will recognize the former song as the closer to Young Adults' very impressive demos from early 2010. Some of the grit and fog has been scrubbed out of the recordings on the full-length, but the propulsive energy remains, the eery reverb shines more brightly. The cleaned-up sound also imbues the low end with welcome sonic definition. "Drifting" is a new, uptempo and anthemic shouter that fits snugly within the band's catalog, although it does not challenge the parameters Young Adults have established for its music to date.
AMDISCS releases Black Hole Nov. 6, and the band plays a record release show at Great Scott Boston the same night. Pre-orders will be taken beginning next month, according to the AMDISCS site (check out the wonderful interior art here), which states the record will be issued in a limited-edition of 500 gatefold _somethings_ -- we presume LPs. In the meantime, Young Adults will perform live on WMBR's Pipeline! radio program tonight, and a week from tonight they play a hotly anticipated show with Best Coast and Male Bonding at Cambridge, Mass.'s Middle East Rock Club. Best buy tickets now, and get there early.
Young Adults "Bummer Summer" Black Hole LP (AMDISCS) by AMDISCS
Young Adults "Drifting" Black Hole LP (AMDISCS) by AMDISCS