Young Statues

I saw Young Statues a couple months ago during the CMJ festival in New York.  Tyler from A Great Big Pile of Leaves had put me onto them and so I was really looking forward to watching them play.  They played at a spot in Greenpoint called Europa with a bunch of other Run For Cover artists.  Although they played to a sparse crowd at like 2:00 in the afternoon, I was seriously impressed with their set.

I picked up the vinyl record of their self-titled album this week and I’ve been listening to it pretty much non-stop.  Young Statues seems like a bit of a strange signing for a label like Run For Cover which seems to cater to an angstier crowd – but their appeal is universal.  They band writes poppy toe-tappers at home in any music lover’s collection (unless you’re solely into grindcore or gangster rap… then this just might not fly).

You can scope my favorite track, “Pretty Girls Make Raves” below – and you can buy the album here!


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