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Young Widows

Young Widows: Old WoundsOld Wounds (2008)
Temporary Residence

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Young Widows released a solid album in 2006 titled Settle Down City. Drawing on the influences of Jesus Lizard and Black Flag among others, they released an album that was respectable in all sense of the word. They put out an album that people definitely liked. But now they've put out a record th.
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Young Widows released a solid album in 2006 titled Settle Down City. Drawing on the influences of Jesus Lizard and Black Flag among others, they released an album that was respectable in all sense of the word. They put out an album that people definitely liked.

But now they've put out a record that people will fucking love. This shit is loud. This shit is heavy. This shit is great. Expanding their sound, Young Widows have created a near-masterpiece. Driving basslines set the tone and shrieking guitar and pounding drums deliver the noise. These fuckers know what they're doing. They want to make you eat shit and like it. They want you to get punched in the face and ask for another one. And they've accomplished it.

With Kurt Ballou's production mixing in live and studio recordings it sounds immediate. It sounds like David Yow and the Lizards recording their own version of In on the Kill Taker. Numbing is the right word for this record. It numbs your soul. You can come into this with no regrets and come out wondering what the fuck happened.

The guys in Young Widows understand that what happens happens and you've got to learn to deal. Dealing can be a pain but when you've got to do it, you've got to do it. Listen to this album and deal. Deal with what happens and what doesn't. Deal with the shit that you haven't even eaten yet. But just listen and enjoy. This album is the lunch you've only eaten once but want another bite of.

 

 
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SilentStorms (September 20, 2008)

I love that artwork. I'm listening to the mp3s right now, pretty good.

branden (September 18, 2008)

just got it off emusic. fuckin awesome.

recordtheory (September 18, 2008)

Album of the Year.

shanholtzer (September 18, 2008)

Fuck! great!

elephantdwarf (September 18, 2008)

perfect record.

billnye (September 17, 2008)

if you don't like it you're insane. trust me, you'll dig it.

branden (September 17, 2008)

want.

wallofyouth (September 17, 2008)

that was a convincing review. i will be buying this and holding bill nye responsible

shanholtzer (September 17, 2008)

i got the blue/silver haze vinyl. fuckingggg rules.

I also just found the jesus lizard's mouthbreather 7 inch "autographed" by david yow for $8. weird beard!

DrGunn (September 16, 2008)

should probably pick this up, i love black cross (though i found breather to be kinda lackluster), plus i love me some jesus lizard.

blanktapesemptybottles (September 16, 2008)

the greatest part about this record is that they record half in studio half live and picked whatever sounded best, I think that's sick, speaking of sick the vinyl is amazing, skulls in the vinyl... who else has that shit?

SloaneDaley (September 16, 2008)

Settle Down City was one of my surprise faves of that year, listened to it a fuckload. Really good heavy music, although I haven't listened to it in a minute. If a fan thinks this is even better that is good enough for me to pick up.

24HourPriapism (September 16, 2008)

best yet out of these guys. great fucking record, and the live recordings worked surprisingly well.

russe11 (September 16, 2008)

this band is essentially what you get when you cross the jesus lizard and shellac, which is a beautiful thing. awesome fucking record.

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