YOUNG JESUS ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH POPE
YOUNG JESUS – S/T
OUT NOW VIA GIGANTIC NOISE
“The album leads off with ‘Green,’ a rolling melancholy rocker that makes the most of this band’s dynamic power. It’s basically just one chord progression repeating ad infinitum, but the band’s guitar-powered arrangement creates the sense of a rising tide that intensifies to a breaking point before cresting into gorgeous feedback.”– Stereogum
“What I love about Young Jesus’s “Green” is the way the guitars weave around the drums hypnotically; the vocal mix that pulls you in to listen just that much closer; and the feelings evoked by the meaning of the song.” – Indie Shuffle
RIYL: PINEGROVE, AMERICAN FOOTBALL, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Los Angeles experimental indie rockers Young Jesus have announced an extensive tour with Pope, kicking off in Raleigh, NC and concluding in Los Angeles with Hovvdy.
Full dates below.
Young Jesus just released their stunning self-titled record yesterday.
Young Jesus is the follow up to their stunning sophomore album Grow / Decompose which was released in 2015. While their latest offering still features Young Jesus’ signature mix of dynamic, catchy, guitar driven indie rock and poetically poignant lyrics, this new release finds the band exploring more atmospheric textures accentuated by delicate pianos and reverb drenched feedback all anchored by sing-songwriter John Rossiter’s delicate, emotive vocals.
Clocking in at nearly 50 minutes, with only seven tracks, Young Jesus is by far the bands longest release yet, which wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision when they began writing the album. After the release of Grow / Decompose in 2015, Young Jesus began brainstorming ideas for their follow up record. Concurrently in the United States, the election cycle was beginning to take speed.
Disturbed by what they were witnessing on the news and across the country, the band began experimenting with improvisation in their live sets, attempting to capture and evoke their confused feelings of the day into their performance. Soon improvisation became a therapeutic way for the band to deal with the high emotions and anxiety that came with these new days of uncertainty, eventually spilling its way onto the record.
Young Jesus is both a document of a band coming to grips with the chaos surrounding our culture and an intimate look inward of individuals trying to understand their how their personal emotions and actions can immediately affect those around them, hopefully creating a microcosm of a more accepting, and nurturing world.
10/2 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s *
10/3 Washington, DC – 453 Florida *
10/4 Baltimore, MD – Haebler Chapel *
10/5 NYC – The Gate Way *
10/6 Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University *
10/8 Boston, MA – The Middle East *
10/9 New Brunswick, NJ – House show *
10/10 Colombus, OH – Middle Earth *
10/12 Chicago, IL – Quenchers *
10/15 Yorkville, IL – The Law Office *
10/16 Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel *
10/17 St, Louis, MI – Dugan *
10/18 Nashville, TN – Drkmttr Collective *
11/9 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater #
w/ Pope *
w/ Hovvdy #