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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

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Young Things @ The Bowery Electric

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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Party Dress," a new song by New York City rockers the Young Things.

The song is a non-album B-side from the sessions from their just-released debut album, Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual, which came out June 4 via Battle Worldwide (Frenchkiss Label Group).

With soaring guitars and vintage melodies (skillfully infused with just a hint of whiskey), "Party Dress," is a potent mix of party-ready rock that screams with the spit and grit of their hometown. - Guitar World


Up-and-comers Young Things have been making the rounds with vintage rock ’n’ roll sounds, most recently at Northside Festival in Brooklyn, New York, last month. We’re feeling the anything-but-hipster tunes, especially “Golly Gee.” - Daily Candy


Young Things - Serious Business on BTR [ep122]

Young Things is a rock 'n roll band from New York City. With apparent influences from the Beatles to the Strokes, everything is in its rightful place here for their mission to get crowds dancing, drinking, and staying out all night. Aiming to be at the forefront of a raw garage rock revival, they've been inching closer to the spotlight, opening sold out shows for Jesse Malin and Har Mar Superstar and enlisting Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band) to produce their record. /// Featured song: “All Human Life” /// Complete broadcast and radio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/18olBJc /// Young Things’ Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual is out now on Battle Worldwide. /// Official website for Young Things: http://theyoungthings.net /// Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheYoungThings /// Twitter: @theyoungthings - Break Thru Radio


Young Things - Serious Business on BTR [ep122]

Young Things is a rock 'n roll band from New York City. With apparent influences from the Beatles to the Strokes, everything is in its rightful place here for their mission to get crowds dancing, drinking, and staying out all night. Aiming to be at the forefront of a raw garage rock revival, they've been inching closer to the spotlight, opening sold out shows for Jesse Malin and Har Mar Superstar and enlisting Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band) to produce their record. /// Featured song: “All Human Life” /// Complete broadcast and radio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/18olBJc /// Young Things’ Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual is out now on Battle Worldwide. /// Official website for Young Things: http://theyoungthings.net /// Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheYoungThings /// Twitter: @theyoungthings - Break Thru Radio


New York locals, The Young Things are excited today to announce the arrival of their debut LP, Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual via Battle Worldwide.

"It's a mix of old school rock and roll with a light, youthful vibe" (No Depression). And that's what the The Young Things are all about, with their stellar debut releasing just in time to rock out to during summertime in NYC.

In what VICE has described as sounding, "big and clean," their unique brand of party-ready rock idles comfortably between the contemporary bass of Kasabian, to the more vintage pop-rock sensibilities of The Libertines.

Fresh off a tour with Har Mar Superstar, who also makes a cameo on the track, "Goodbye Sexual," the four-piece have been buzzing thanks to hometown buzz and support from New York city's most in-vogues crowds and venue-goers.

To coincide with the album release, The Young Things today release their debut video for, "Hello Love," on American Songwriter. Keep your eyes out...

The band will be playing at the upcoming Northside Music Festival, so be sure to check out their energetic live show, and experience "Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual," in the flesh, only to have it melted off. - Broadway World


Young Things are an up and coming NYC based rock band with a big fuzz sound and full of raw energy. Throughout their album, their sound ranges from an almost punk energy and rawness to polished and fuzz induced guitar noodling that sounds amazing. There is so much eclectic and varied sounds on this album that it requires at least a couple listens to absorb it all. Numerous times I thought to myself, "Woah! There is no way they can top this song!" Then all of a sudden, they top that song. It starts strong and finishes even stronger, making it one kick ass debut for these guys! Good news for you readers out there, it comes out on June 4th of 2013. So get ready to rock! Check out Young Things' last single, Goodbye Sexual featuring Har Mar Superstar and give them a follow on facebook. Enjoy the track! Joebags out! - The Record Stache


Young Things are an up and coming NYC based rock band with a big fuzz sound and full of raw energy. Throughout their album, their sound ranges from an almost punk energy and rawness to polished and fuzz induced guitar noodling that sounds amazing. There is so much eclectic and varied sounds on this album that it requires at least a couple listens to absorb it all. Numerous times I thought to myself, "Woah! There is no way they can top this song!" Then all of a sudden, they top that song. It starts strong and finishes even stronger, making it one kick ass debut for these guys! Good news for you readers out there, it comes out on June 4th of 2013. So get ready to rock! Check out Young Things' last single, Goodbye Sexual featuring Har Mar Superstar and give them a follow on facebook. Enjoy the track! Joebags out! - The Record Stache


The Young Things' music would make a perfect addition to the recent trippy episodes of Mad Men. Their edgy, retro flavor is rock and roll in its purest form. It makes you wish more bands were doing what they're doing, and heck, the boys arguably just started. The band have been hitting the road for awhile, and released an EP, but its their debut album 'Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual' that could propel them onto your radio dial - well, your satellite radio dial anyway. Check out "Golly Gee" plus an interview below, and catch another exclusive performance on jonnyasides.com.. Boom. - Huffington Post


The Young Things – Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual
June 5, 2013

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What’s this?

Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual is the debut album from NYC band The Young Things. Their single ‘Talking Too Loud’ was released on a limited edition 7-inch vinyl and their debut music video for song ‘All My Friend’s Are Junkies’ was featured on AOL Music’s national page.
And what’s it like?

Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual begins with a gentle, pleasurable introduction and builds up with delicious drum beats and snazzy guitar riffs. There’s an undeniable mix between past and present influences and is slightly reminiscent of bands such as The Killers at some intervals. There’s nothing massively daring about the album, but that’s not to say it’s safe either. The Young Things know exactly what they’re doing.

Right from the beginning, these lads introduce listeners to brilliant harmonies and interesting lyrics. Everything ebbs and flows perfectly and builds up from calming melodies when the need arises. There are plenty of cute and catchy songs such as ‘Lucy’ that everyone should enjoy as well as lyrically inviting tracks. Both title tracks are equally enchanting. ‘Hello Love’ will have listeners filled with glee. With lyrics like “Money’s tight and times are tough” it’s easy to relate to what is being sung. ‘Goodbye Sexual’ is most definitely a highlight of the album as the song that will have everyone up and moving on the dance floor. It’s edgy without being over the top with a rather sexual feel to the vocals.

The album comes to a close with acoustic track ‘A Long Time Ago Tomorrow Morning’. Although short, the song strangely fits as a finish for Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual as it’s a little more emotionally charged than the rest of the tracks.

Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not. As ingenious as the album is, it’s undeniable that there is more potential lurking beneath the surface. - Electric Banana


New York quartet the Young Things will be playing the Northside Festival on June 14, celebrating the release of their debut album, Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual (Battle Worldwide, June 4). On the record, Mike, Josh, Neil, and Jon channel the Beatles circa 1966-68, with some Queen and Pink Floyd thrown in for good measure, creating a garage-based kind of NYC Britpop — the LP was produced by Lenny Kaye — on such tracks as “No One Taught You How to Fall in Love Alone,” “All Human Life,” and “Sore Eyes.” On “Hello Love,” they sing, “Hello, love, I’m writing you to tell you how I’ve been / Money’s tight and times are tough across the Brooklyn Bridge.” They’ll be on the Brooklyn side of the (Williamsburg) bridge Friday night at the Grand Victory with the Boxing Lesson, Purple, Spires, and headliners Har Mar Superstar, who make a guest appearance on the Young Thing’s “Goodbye Sexual.” (For a look at Mike playing two acoustic tracks from the record on Jon Chattman’s “A-Sides Sessions” Huffington Post video show, go here and here.) - TWI-NY


New York quartet the Young Things will be playing the Northside Festival on June 14, celebrating the release of their debut album, Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual (Battle Worldwide, June 4). On the record, Mike, Josh, Neil, and Jon channel the Beatles circa 1966-68, with some Queen and Pink Floyd thrown in for good measure, creating a garage-based kind of NYC Britpop — the LP was produced by Lenny Kaye — on such tracks as “No One Taught You How to Fall in Love Alone,” “All Human Life,” and “Sore Eyes.” On “Hello Love,” they sing, “Hello, love, I’m writing you to tell you how I’ve been / Money’s tight and times are tough across the Brooklyn Bridge.” They’ll be on the Brooklyn side of the (Williamsburg) bridge Friday night at the Grand Victory with the Boxing Lesson, Purple, Spires, and headliners Har Mar Superstar, who make a guest appearance on the Young Thing’s “Goodbye Sexual.” (For a look at Mike playing two acoustic tracks from the record on Jon Chattman’s “A-Sides Sessions” Huffington Post video show, go here and here.) - TWI-NY


It's currently looking like a firm upward trajectory for new York band Young Things. Formed in 2011, it's been this year that's seen their star rise, with a run of incredibly well-received shows, including selling out the Bowery Electric, and also releasing this debut album to similar critical acclaim. The key to their success, to a certain extent, is simple. Now, clearly you're going to need good tunes, and they have those, lots of them, but then so do dozens of other NYC bands. Connections can help, and one track on this album features a guest spot from Har Mar Superstar (we'll let you decide whether that's a blessing or a curse), but dozens of bands in NYC are well-connected. Without having met the band personally, we can only judge them by their music, and what we're hearing is a band who seem free from ego, not trying to be super cool, not being aloof or self-important: Young Things seem genuine, and this can be a big plus for a band. No one likes a show-off!

So without taking their hipster credibility too seriously, we're given an album where we can focus almost entirely on the music, without the extra baggage. Writing good songs is something this band do take seriously, although not to the point where it becomes self-important; 'Goodbye Love//Hello Sexual' is fun, vibrant and well made. The general sound is alternative guitar-pop with plenty of hooks and an immediacy to the songs. It's not for chin-stroking musos, it's for fans to enjoy, just as it should be. Most songs sound like potential singles: 'All Human Life' is upbeat and has a great chorus; it runs straight into 'Lucy' and the album is already feeling like a hits compilation. This song has a slight '60s feel and is a touch rockier but is packed with melody and more pop hooks. A song called 'Golly Gee' is hardly likely to be an exploratory piece of post-rock, is it? This is a great run of indie/pop songs.

Dropping the pace for 'Sore Eyes' shows diversity without compromising the song quality, in fact this is possibly one of the better tracks on the album. 'Taking Too Loud' is interesting but lacks some of the spark we find on other songs, however, this is followed instantly by the Beatlesy 'Hello Love' and the good ship Young Things is back on course. The bluesy 'Easy To Lie' passes by feeling a bit out of place, and then we get 'Goodbye Sexual' where we learn that working with Har Mar Superstar has paid off; it's definitely a stand-out and a good, rowdy alt-rock/pop track. They're not done yet though, and the epic sounding 'A Girl Named Fallujah' provides a late highlight, before 'Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual' is wrapped up with another Beatles-influenced track in slowie 'A Long Time Ago Tomorrow Morning'. For a debut, the overall standard here is exceptionally good and, if they wanted, could yield several singles. - The Sound of Confusion


The Young Things are on their way to becoming a major force within their genre. Somewhere between this band melting my face at The Grand Victory and their manager revealing some wild stories, these guys infiltrated my headspace and won't leave it alone. Their lyrics are well crafted and highly original, cutting at times but humorous at others. They employ heavy guitar riffs into their fast-paced, in-your-face songs in a way that is reminiscent of a different age. Their old school brand of loud as hell rock 'n' roll is invigorating and refreshing, especially live, and gives this author faith that somehow, somewhere, they still make rockstars like they used to. They recently released their first studio album Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual but here's an exclusive download of the title track which features the band's touring buddy Har Mar Superstar. - Baeble Music


"All Human Life" is a pretty weighty dense topic for a band generally given to good times. But not to fear, the song behind the title of Young Things' latest lives up to the New York garage pop outfit's party-loving rep, one earned with their debut EP, and solidified with the upcoming album Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual. The album, due in early 2013, managed to rope in a couple od true rock n roll characters: the irrepressible Har Mar Superstar, who guests on the track "Goodbye Sexual"--virtually insuring a party, and Patti Smith Group protopunk standby Lenny Kaye, who produced Young Things' album with Mike Comparetto. Kaye's lineage tells you all you need to know about where Young Things' musical heart lies--in a time when "New York music" was something sweatier and a good deal less precious than what's come to represent the city in recent years.

So where else to shoot "All Human Life" than out and about in the city that never sleeps? DP and co-director Michael Claeys has the guys in an alleyway, on the sidewalks, and on stages around town, including The Studio at iconic Webster Hall, at a Young Things show in July.

Keep an eye out for Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual, and in the meantime, enjoy the Young Things party with our NV Music Video of the Day: "All Human Life". - John Norris • Noise Vox/MTV


Occasionally I think, “Dear band I’ve just found, please help a sister out and have a comprehensive and interesting bio for me to write a lot about.” New York’s The Young Things do not oblige. Their bio says this:

We are a NYC band. Garage-Indie-Rock-Pop yeah? Awesome Bio. Great Job.

Yeah, definitely a great job. Now I’ll have to put some thought into this article. Awesome.

Thankfully, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual, the as-yet-unreleased debut album from the New York rockers is a bouncy ride of exuberant and artistic rock that harkens back to strong Britpop influences, without losing the unabashed feeling of rocking out in an underground music hall in the East Village.

If you are one of the last few wondering if crowdfunding is a good addition to the music industry, let this band be a lesson to you – in their musical time of need, they turned to their fans and, with just 33 backers, they raised the final amount they needed to create a truly impressive debut record.

Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual (I don’t know if it’s supposed to have any connotations, but that title’s also a simple combination of two of the songs on the album) is eleven tracks of marvelous rock music.

I mentioned the Britpop influence above, but there’s a large dose of swaggering bravado in songs like “Easy To Lie” and “Goodbye Sexual” that sounds more like that New York attitude I love so much.

But during a lot of the album, flashes of The Manic Street Preachers kept coming back to me. The vocals aren’t terribly similar, but on tracks like “All Human Life”, “Lucy” and “Hello Love”, the rollicking backbeats kept giving me flashes of deja vu. They’re Garage Britpop tunes that would do delightfully well on radio.

If members of The Manic Street Preachers and Oasis had cut their teeth playing in places like CBGBs and Webster Hall, I imagine they’d sound like The Young Things do today. - A Thousand Guitars


Occasionally I think, “Dear band I’ve just found, please help a sister out and have a comprehensive and interesting bio for me to write a lot about.” New York’s The Young Things do not oblige. Their bio says this:

We are a NYC band. Garage-Indie-Rock-Pop yeah? Awesome Bio. Great Job.

Yeah, definitely a great job. Now I’ll have to put some thought into this article. Awesome.

Thankfully, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual, the as-yet-unreleased debut album from the New York rockers is a bouncy ride of exuberant and artistic rock that harkens back to strong Britpop influences, without losing the unabashed feeling of rocking out in an underground music hall in the East Village.

If you are one of the last few wondering if crowdfunding is a good addition to the music industry, let this band be a lesson to you – in their musical time of need, they turned to their fans and, with just 33 backers, they raised the final amount they needed to create a truly impressive debut record.

Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual (I don’t know if it’s supposed to have any connotations, but that title’s also a simple combination of two of the songs on the album) is eleven tracks of marvelous rock music.

I mentioned the Britpop influence above, but there’s a large dose of swaggering bravado in songs like “Easy To Lie” and “Goodbye Sexual” that sounds more like that New York attitude I love so much.

But during a lot of the album, flashes of The Manic Street Preachers kept coming back to me. The vocals aren’t terribly similar, but on tracks like “All Human Life”, “Lucy” and “Hello Love”, the rollicking backbeats kept giving me flashes of deja vu. They’re Garage Britpop tunes that would do delightfully well on radio.

If members of The Manic Street Preachers and Oasis had cut their teeth playing in places like CBGBs and Webster Hall, I imagine they’d sound like The Young Things do today. - A Thousand Guitars


Music doesn’t always have to be so complicated. Drum on the meat of your thigh while waiting for your girlfriend to get out of the shower. Sing a string of lyrics in a full-throated way, having no real clue what the words you just said meant or whether they were even the right words to the song. Hum a jingle from an annoying commercial while thinking about how much you hate life. This New York band took a different approach and decided to coat eardrums with the stuff tourists hope to be sniffing and scraping off their clothes for weeks after their return home. The Young Things sound big and clean and like something that you can’t just absorb in one sitting. Stand-up developing adults. Then Har Mar Superstar pops up in “Goodbye Sexual,” and it’s like the masturbating worm in the candied apple. - Vice


[I like this band and their new album, Hello Love // Goodby Sexual, quite a bit. Frequent contributor Scott Jones would like to concur. -AC]

From its opening, pleading monologue, this band is already focused on capturing the attention of anyone listening. Featuring, skilled time signature changes, the occasional militaristic backbeat; smashing cymbals and electric feedback on track 2, “All Human Life,” reinforce that. This album is also complimented by keen production on the vocal front.

The members of the group doesn't seem to have a quiet bone in their collective bodies, and that's a necessary trait for a band who clearly and undeniably wants to be heard. “Golly Gee,” the record’s fourth cut, has a occasional jump-to-it beat with wild guitar delays straight out of Seattle. (side note: if this band existed 23 years ago, they could have been picked by Nirvana to accompany them on tour). hey've got this indie aesthetic, coupled with a mature, yet reckless grunge sensibility that could easily be mistaken for a release from 1990.

That's a good thing. We need more bands like this who could teach the artists of years past that it's okay to be production and effect-savvy, and true to themselves at the same time.

Sounds like: A more modern Seattle sound with a significantly greater amount of studio space and tech skills. - Alan Cross


NYC born and raised rockers Young Things incorporate vintage rock 'n' roll with a modern indie-rock whimsy. The infectious result has been compared to The Libertines' ferocious hook-filled sound, striking a fine balance between garage-rock fervor and nostalgic psych-pop sophistication.

Don't take our word for it. Listen to "Goodbye Sexual," featuring Har Mar Superstar on Soundcloud.

Their album Hello Love/Goodbye Sexual is out June 4 -- today!

Did you dig Young Things in a sexual or non-sexual way?

—Carly Costello - Artist Direct


The Young Things may be New Yorkers, but they take more than a few pointers from across the pond. Released today, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual mixes Big Apple garage rock with danceable Britpop. The result? A debut record that sounds like something the Libertines might’ve done years into their career, once the band members got mostly — but not totally — sober.

Throwing a bone to their hometown, the Young Things shot the video for their debut single, “Hello Love,” in an abandoned loft space in Chelsea.

“We were tipped off that the space was beginning demolition in the morning,” the guys told us, “so we asked if we could shoot our video there. The building was super cool with it, and let us stay all night and make as much noise as we wanted. 2 bottles of whiskey and 7 hours later, we had run the song a good 40 times and were thrilled with the way it came out! Watching it back, it’s pretty sick that we were the last people to ever occupy that space.” - American Songwriter


The Young Things from Brooklyn arrive on the NYC indie rock scene with a vintage sound that combines old school rock and roll melodies and youthful lyrics on their debut album, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual. With their opening track titled, “No One Taught You How to Fall in Love Alone,” The Young Things have a Bohemian Rhapsody-type moment and take vocal queues from Queen that is evident throughout the rest of the album.

The following tracks, “All Human Life” and “Lucy” picks up the rock and roll pace with soaring guitar riffs that scream a heavier, modern-day Beatles. However, The Young Things exhibit their youth with their spritely track “Golly Gee,” which is a light-hearted song with a fun play on “he says/she says” in their lyrics. “Sore Eyes” is a soothing, dreamy track that shows how versatile the sound of The Young Things can be, but “Talking Too Loud” raises the volume again with it’s fast-paced, catchy chorus.

The next three tracks display what The Young Things new album is really all about as they cover all the bases of what they can sound like. “Hello Love” is a fun, rock ballad that would guarantee for you to move your feet and bob your head, “Easy to Lie” slows it down to a soul-blues pace, and “Goodbye Sexual” brings it back up again with a track that hits hard and compliments Hello Love’s fun sound with a true rock and roll knock out.

The Young Things’ album ends with “A Girl Named Fallujah” and “A Long Time Ago Tomorrow Morning,” which are sweet and slow tracks that oozes old-school rock and roll nostalgia in a fresh, new and exciting way. Old school rock and roll with a light, youthful vibe is what The Young Things is all about in Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual and their stellar debut releases just in time to rock out to during summertime in NYC.

Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual is available June 4, 2013 via Battle Worldwide (Frenchkiss) - No Depression


The Young Things from Brooklyn arrive on the NYC indie rock scene with a vintage sound that combines old school rock and roll melodies and youthful lyrics on their debut album, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual. With their opening track titled, “No One Taught You How to Fall in Love Alone,” The Young Things have a Bohemian Rhapsody-type moment and take vocal queues from Queen that is evident throughout the rest of the album.

The following tracks, “All Human Life” and “Lucy” picks up the rock and roll pace with soaring guitar riffs that scream a heavier, modern-day Beatles. However, The Young Things exhibit their youth with their spritely track “Golly Gee,” which is a light-hearted song with a fun play on “he says/she says” in their lyrics. “Sore Eyes” is a soothing, dreamy track that shows how versatile the sound of The Young Things can be, but “Talking Too Loud” raises the volume again with it’s fast-paced, catchy chorus.

The next three tracks display what The Young Things new album is really all about as they cover all the bases of what they can sound like. “Hello Love” is a fun, rock ballad that would guarantee for you to move your feet and bob your head, “Easy to Lie” slows it down to a soul-blues pace, and “Goodbye Sexual” brings it back up again with a track that hits hard and compliments Hello Love’s fun sound with a true rock and roll knock out.

The Young Things’ album ends with “A Girl Named Fallujah” and “A Long Time Ago Tomorrow Morning,” which are sweet and slow tracks that oozes old-school rock and roll nostalgia in a fresh, new and exciting way. Old school rock and roll with a light, youthful vibe is what The Young Things is all about in Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual and their stellar debut releases just in time to rock out to during summertime in NYC.

Hello Love//Goodbye Sexual is available June 4, 2013 via Battle Worldwide (Frenchkiss) - No Depression


For those that claim rock ‘n’ roll is dead, you obviously have never witnessed The Young Things live. With numerous showcases throughout NYC this fall, the band continues to build their fan base. Gritty guitar licks and heart-pounding drum beats accompany this Beatles throwback ensemble. Be sure to catch them every Wednesday in February at Bowery Electric. - CBS News


The Young Things hatte ich mir eigentlich als Song des Tages aufgehoben, doch dann sah ich auf deren Homepage, dass man sich eine komplette EP dieser großartigen New Yorker Powerpop-Band auf deren Homepage runterladen kann. Das ist doch mal einen großen Beitrag wert. Der Song “All My Firends Are Junkies” (siehe oben) liegt mir schon seit Tagen im Ohr und ist auch auf besagter Platte drauf. Und auch die anderen Songs auf “Is The Killer” gehen voll ins Ohr und machen ordentlich gute Laune. Eine ordentliche Portion 60s Charme, aber auch nicht zu viel, um nicht im Radio gespielt werden zu dürfen, sehr tanzbar und sehr lässig. Hab ich noch was vergessen? Achso ja die Adresse zum Download: http://theyoungthings.net/ - TRASHKANTINE


Sounding like the early Beatles' evil cousins, The Young Things's music is likely to give your lazy NYC ass a good, deserved shake. Maybe their secret is that their music is obviously inspired byo the classic party songs of the 60s, from "It's Been a Hard Day's Night" to "La Bamba" - i.e. the sound track of most teenagers' parties, or - at least - of the ones who have the word "hipster" branded in their destiny.
- The Deli NYC


Sounding like the early Beatles' evil cousins, The Young Things's music is likely to give your lazy NYC ass a good, deserved shake. Maybe their secret is that their music is obviously inspired byo the classic party songs of the 60s, from "It's Been a Hard Day's Night" to "La Bamba" - i.e. the sound track of most teenagers' parties, or - at least - of the ones who have the word "hipster" branded in their destiny.
- The Deli NYC


The death of rock and roll has been greatly exaggerated and here come the Young Things to breathe new life into the patient. They're a perfect combination of The Libertines, The Strokes, The Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Monkees. There is simply no artifice, no playing for the gallery here. This is not focus group, common denominator rock it's simply genuine, honest music from the heart that sounds like they've mainlined the best record collection in the world. You can download their debut album for free from their website and that's not something you can say about the Beatles or the Stones, well at least not legally.

If the Young Things don't hit your love button then brother and sister you've got no soul. - The Devil Has The Best Tuna


The Youngthings are an imaginative interface between pop rock, punk, and smart garage rock. On their voyage through this six song EP, you’ll hear striking strengths, and some cool, fringe weirdness. The musicians field the basic guitar/bass/drums attack filtered through a clear, on-the-money 60’s pop sound (“Uptown” is a dead-on tribute to The Beatles “You can’t do that”). The retreat from empathic lyrics and the forward thrust to inventive communication is what this band is all about. All the songs on “…is the killer” are ironically witty, especially “Case of the Mundanes,” and “All My Friends are Junkies.” These two songs sparkle with sun-shiny guitar work that helps to bring out the steady, rhythmically thumping drums- this is postmodern dance, baby! Still concentrating on sharpening their presence, The Youngthings incorporate some space (“Boy You’re Looking Pale”), amidst the fury of the EP. Toning down their trademark guitar thunder in favor of a rock steady rhythm section, a big dance floor beat is coupled with catchy lyrics that will roll around in your cranium until the full album is released. Pounding and pulsating though the EP, The Youngthings conjure the past, but always play in the present, with an eye toward the future. - jerseybeat.com


The Youngthings are an imaginative interface between pop rock, punk, and smart garage rock. On their voyage through this six song EP, you’ll hear striking strengths, and some cool, fringe weirdness. The musicians field the basic guitar/bass/drums attack filtered through a clear, on-the-money 60’s pop sound (“Uptown” is a dead-on tribute to The Beatles “You can’t do that”). The retreat from empathic lyrics and the forward thrust to inventive communication is what this band is all about. All the songs on “…is the killer” are ironically witty, especially “Case of the Mundanes,” and “All My Friends are Junkies.” These two songs sparkle with sun-shiny guitar work that helps to bring out the steady, rhythmically thumping drums- this is postmodern dance, baby! Still concentrating on sharpening their presence, The Youngthings incorporate some space (“Boy You’re Looking Pale”), amidst the fury of the EP. Toning down their trademark guitar thunder in favor of a rock steady rhythm section, a big dance floor beat is coupled with catchy lyrics that will roll around in your cranium until the full album is released. Pounding and pulsating though the EP, The Youngthings conjure the past, but always play in the present, with an eye toward the future. - jerseybeat.com


"An insightful musical statement which rings true!!!" - Marcia Resnick


"Melodic and tuneful, seized with the exhilaration of that first moment of feeling a song come together, an amplifier feeding back, and an audience in full thrall, the Young Things renew the hope and promise of what being in a band is all about. Let the newest generation begin!" -Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band) - Lenny Kaye


There’s not a second of filler in the Young Things' debut EP, …Is The Killer, a irresistibly fun collection of songs from the brand-new NYC band. The Young Things aren’t trying to be subtle about their influences—The Strokes, The Kinks, and The Ramones all loom large on every track here, but there’s enough energy and mature songwriting to make a case for The Young Things as the next big thing in NYC power-pop garage rock.

Louie, Louie riffs can only get you so far, but The Young Things showcase their wit (“Case of the Mundanes”), empathy (“Boy You’re Lookin’ Pale”), and explosiveness (“Uptown”) in this brief, but promising EP. The songs are all just the right length, at least half the choruses are absolute keepers, and the riffs never get old.

The Young Things show in their very first EP that the two and a half minute rock single, complete with muffled vocals and infectious garage-rock chords, is alive and well in New York City. - Trashcan Magazine


Those that think rock & roll is dead obviously haven't heard of The Young Things. With music that transports the listener back to the 1960s, it's easy to envision the Brooklyn-based band opening for the likes of The Beatles and The Beach Boys.

Having just released EP, ...is the Killer, the 15 minute, six track album is not nearly enough to satisfy. After just one listen, The Young Things leave music lovers wanting more.

"Uptown" starts off the EP with gritty guitar and percussion instrumentals before the vocals enter. "Callin' my girl/We're gonna meet uptown/I gotta hurry/She doesn't wait around," The Young Things sing with spot-on precision. A solid and energetic start to ...is the Killer, "Uptown" and second track, the tongue in cheek "Case of the Mundanes," bear familiarity to that of The Beatles' and their 1965 hit single, "Ticket To Ride."

Guitar heavy "6 1/2 Stone" portrays a darker sound for the band with fitting percussion. The track slows down midway to the fadeout and is fueled by plenty of guitar fuzz and seductive singing. The EP is rounded out by quirky "All My Friends Are Junkies," fast paced "The Well" and "Boy You're Lookin' Pale." Complete with slapstick lyrics, "All My Friends Are Junkies," offers humor to the listener while "Boy You're Lookin' Pale" provides seemingly important life lessons (to some, perhaps): "The world may not look half as bad/Through an empty whiskey glass."

A glimpse of what is to come from the band, ...is the Killer takes it back to the 60s where The Beatles and The Beach Boys ruled the music scene. While The Beatles influence can be easily heard throughout much of the rhythm and musical accompaniment within the six-tracks, the vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys are also ever present. All in all, The Young Things satisfy those pining for classic rock & roll. While no group can ever replace The Beatles' influence, it is refreshing to hear a band that embraces such classics and bring their own flavor to the table.

Having just played the famed Viper Room in California, The Young Things will perform at New York's Rockwood next month. For more information, visit them on MySpace. - yousingiwrite.blogspot.com


The Young Things are just that. They have a sound that a young group would come up with, featuring a little of the greats and a lot of their own. The lyrics are interesting and musical and they have a talented band with their instrument play and coordination. Their sound is pleasing and esoteric, danceable and low key, their range interesting and upbeat. - lasplash.com


"One of my biggest thrills as a roving music photog is hearing good buzz on a new band, then catching them live and they not only live up to but exceed expectations. Most shows you go see in the city people in the crowd just kinda scratch their chins and slowly nod along. But at a Young Things show you might see a 40 year old wino holding a flask while doing the twist in the front row or a couple of barely legals hooting along as they dance on a couch - its come as you are anything goes. Theres no posing here, just a band playing "get up, have a beer, and shake your ass!" music and the crowds seem to get larger & more energetic with every show. The band definitely vibes off their energy on stage steadily gaining momentum song by song. If you like to party & listen to Rock N' Roll this may be the band for you." - Nev Brown - Fiddle While You Burn


"Great brand of rock n roll from a talented bunch of lads...One of the best Two For Tennis guarantees we've ever had." - Two For Tennis/East Village Radio (May 25th, 2010) - East Village Radio


Discography

"Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual" LP June 2013
"Modern Christmas Music for Tomorrow's Men & Women" EP 2011
"Talking Too Loud" - 7" Single 2011
"...is the killer" - EP 2010

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Bio

Legend has it that the first night the members of Young Things got together to create some “dark 60’s influenced garage pop,” the party got so out of hand that two of the four members ended up sleeping in the 96th St. subway station. That was when Mikey (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Josh (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), Neil (bass/backing vocals), and Jon (drums), knew they had something special. This was cemented at their second show, which became such a Spinal Tap-esque debacle that Mikey quit and walked off the stage. After a day full of apologies, the band realized they were already creating a reputation of delivering one of the craziest, best rock performances in NYC, and having as much fun as their fans.

Young Things - Heroes. Scoundrels. No accounts. Swell guys. Lousy Lovers. Great Americans. CMJ. Northside. NXNE. SXSW. BEAF. Etc. Etc. Mike plays guitar but not very well. Josh likes Smashing Pumpkins. Jon plays drums but not as well as he thinks. Neil is good for a drink but better for a harmony. We miss New York when we’re away so it’s a good thing we don’t travel too much. We met in London and, every now and then, we’ll talk about that. We sound like your favorite band if they had never recorded that one album you just didn’t like.

Our debut album just came out and is available worldwide via Battle Records/Frenchkiss - HELLO LOVE // GOODBYE SEXUAL Produced by Lenny Kaye and Mike Comparetto. Mixed by Vance Powell. Featuring Har Mar Superstar who was also our tour mate. Be on the lookout for more tour dates coming soon...