Youth Culture Forever


Vinyl LP $20.99

Add To Cart
Stock Status:
In Stock
Save For Later
Saving an item for later adds it to your wishlist.

DOWNLOAD a free copy of "Tongues" right now!

2014, Fat Cat Records

VINYL FORMAT. For Youth Culture Forever, the second album from PAWS, the band decamped to a studio in the woods just outside New York to hone and expand on the sound that saw their debut ‘Cokefloat!’ acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork, SPIN and nominated in their homeland of Scotland for the Scottish Album of the Year awards.

While the track lengths have expanded on occasion, so has the instrumentation, as Taylor explains; “We thought it would be nice to try and highlight the mood within certain songs with some textural instruments. The Cello (played by Isabel Castellvi, who has worked with Diane Cluck, Coco Rosie and Mark Kozelek) just has a very mournful and profound presence and it felt appropriate for the songs we used it in, it's a beautiful instrument.” Elsewhere instruments such as Piano (played by Adam Pierce) and Glockenspiel highlight vocal hooks and add richness to complement the fuller production values of the album. This is not a band that has forgotten the power of a hook, or how to write a sub-three minute pop-punk song, however, as the brilliant ‘An Honest Romance’ demonstrates. Posessing a huge sing-along chorus and lyrics about unrequited love that are anecdotal and painfully specific whilst being instantly relatable, the track is PAWS at their melodic, heart-on-the-sleeve best.

Customer Reviews


0 reviews

Want to submit a review?

Log in or create an account!


0 items
Checkout »