I’ve been meaning to do a post on Austin’s The Young for a couple of months now, and today is finally the day they make their debut on OVRLD (or perhaps more aptly the day I finally get my act together). The band recently signed with indie powerhouse Matador Records, meaning it’s only a matter of time before they are playing sold-out shows with the likes of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and the New Pornographers. Therefore, I think it’s important that we throw a spotlight on these emphatic and engaging rockers before they leave Austin behind for good.
The Young originally formed back in 2005 thanks to vocalist and guitarist Hans Zimmerman (yeah, that’s definitely the perfect name for a guy in a rock band). In 2009, Hans and Co. released a self-titled 7-inch via Austin’s Super Secret label, which helped hone their punk-laden, distortion-heavy sound. Their first full-length CD, “Voyagers of Legend,” came out in 2010 and was hailed by Matador as “nothing less than [the year’s] underground rock revelation.” Austin360.com also gave the record an “A,” noting it laden with “hunks of fuzz and crunch” and “genuinely bullish.”
Now, I have never had the pleasure of seeing these guys live, but upon viewing this YouTube video of them completely tearing down Beerland, they are now at the top of my list of must-see Austin acts.
Let us know what you think of these guys in the comments, and we will be sure to keep you up to date on their forthcoming Matador debut.