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Albums Of The Week: The Young Fresh Fellows | Toxic Youth

The Scott McCaughey-led outfit's recent Record Store Day disc gets wide release.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Young Fresh Fellows are back with an electric new toaster, Toxic Youth. Remember their 1989 anthem Two Guitars Bass & Drums? Well, nothing has changed, except for everything. Hopes have been dashed, but the men still love music.

Subtitled Back To The Egg, Toxic Youth finds the Fellows returning to where it all began, with one last roundup at the infamous Egg Studios in Seattle, produced once again by Conrad Uno (who also struck gold with The Presidents Of The United States Of America). When heard that Uno was closing up his studio and retiring from the limelight, the band grabbed a last weekend to record a couple songs (they had THREE in various shape of decomposition). A couple days later there were 17 tracks, of which 12 were deemed PERFECT.

Gear Summer 2013 is Everything-Is-Falling-Apart-In-Three-Minutes, and was planned to be a smash summer single in 2013 (amazingly, things have gotten worse). The Buzzcocks and Rezillos concur. Never Had It Bad heralds the spring with blue jays and more sad punk-pop problem-solving, Ramones-style. And don’t miss the heart-rending saga of a rock and roll band(s) (#47 in a series) Bleed Out.”