Young Distractions

Young Distractions

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sounds like your ex still has all your favorite records. All your Husker Du and Replacements records. All your Ramones, Sam Cooke, Faces, Beatles, Rocket From The Crypt, and Murder City Devils records. Goddamn Twenties.


Young Distractions formed in a Midwest winter, which is a perfect way of describing their sound: the sound you get from a punk rock n roll three-piece straight out of Chicago. Young Distractions played their first show in December of 2011 at Chicago's Lincoln Hall and in less than 3 months has played at Double Door, Bottom Lounge and Beat Kitchen as well. They take the John Lennon "Instant Karma" approach to recording, which is to - as Nick Lowe once said - "bang it down and tart it up later." They have already recorded and released - for free, as they intend all of their recorded music to be - 4 songs and will be releasing a 12" vinyl in June, of which 3 of the songs are included for your perusal here. Not bad for their first 5 months.


4 songs available for streaming and free download on Reverb Nation. Official "Young Distractions" EP featured on 12" vinyl to be released in June, with free downloads after the record release show. 3 songs from the EP are included in the Electronic Press Kit.