Youthful dissatisfaction has long been a documented staple of punk rock. The Replacements declared themselves the bastards of young, Kurt Cobain bragged about knowing a dirty word, and Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace immortalized her days as a teenage anarchist. Needless to say, the appropriately named Danish outfit Yung had an extensive lineage to draw from when they formed in 2013 as a reaction to their own young adult exasperation.
In their short career they’ve already released a slew of singles and cassettes, including the Alter EP, which came out earlier this year. Now, they’re keeping up the angst-ridden momentum with a forthcoming single out July 24th via Tough Love Records. In anticipation, they’ve shared the A-side, “Blanket”.
Opening with waves of fuzz and distortion, frontman Yung Shord recalls a day on the beach long gone. His gravely, reverb-tinged voice crashes against the jangling guitars like the same waves he’s describing on the shore. Between the verses, the band delves into manic breakdowns before lifting back up into hazy dreaminess. Even as Shord remembers seemingly happier times, there’s a sense of bitterness that marks his growls. It’s a painful yearning for what was and refusing to let go of this one simple memory. Listen in below.
Pre-orders for the 7-inch are ongoing. Yung will also be heading out on a short UK tour this month, kicking off at The Great Escape Festival. Consult the full itinerary below
Yung 2015 Tour Dates:
05/15 – Brighton UK @ The Great Escape
05/16 – Brighton UK @ The Great Escape
05/19 – London, UK @ The Stags Head
06/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Rosklide Festival