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Young Mountain

Young Mountain: The Cootie Pockets EPThe Cootie Pockets EP (2010)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Young Mountain are a band that formed in October of 2009 in Keene, New Hampshire. Their "Influences" section on their MySpace gives a pretty good idea of what they sound like, including This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Defiance, Ohio, but they put a refreshing yet silly humor to th.


Young Mountain are a band that formed in October of 2009 in Keene, New Hampshire. Their "Influences" section on their MySpace gives a pretty good idea of what they sound like, including This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Defiance, Ohio, but they put a refreshing yet silly humor to their songs.

This isn't their first release--that would be 2009's Don't Go Changin'. But this short EP shows a talented young band who are getting their name into the folk-punk scene. The standout track would probably be the lighthearted "I Hope the Cannibals Turn You Into Stew," basically mentioning all these B horror movie-esque punishments for someone who has wronged them. This whole EP is an earful of fun. The ending track "Embrace the Love" is just the band saying whatever they felt like at that time, which is awesome.

But this album isn't all silliness. "Hipster" is a great song, basically demeaning every and all fads and cliques, including, well, hipsters, hardcore kids, straight-edge kids, etc. Another song that shows some great songwriting is the opener "97' Blazer," and "South Portland" has the great chorus of "Call me a liar, call me a liar, take everything we've ever had and set it on fire. Call me a cheapskate, call me a whore, say that you don't wanna talk to me anymore."

This EP is showing some serious promise in this young folk-punk band, and yes, the New Hampshire scene as a whole, because members of Young Mountain are also in "CRINGE, PANGEA, That Old Grizzly Bear, the SKAnarchists, Wild and Crazy Kids, Beast Infection, Suture Self, and many more..."

 

 
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laserguidedbygod (August 31, 2010)

Western NH can keep folk punk.

alexYM (June 5, 2010)

oooh awesome.. do you read ben kings column?

patod (June 3, 2010)

I heard about you guys because I'm from Plymouth NH and I stumbled apon you guys a while ago.

alexYM (June 3, 2010)

hey all!

thank you so much for reviewing this... we are all so stoked on this.. how did you hear about us?

i am from baltimore, so a lot of those MD/DC bands i was in.

EVERYONE:
you can download the COOTIE POCKETS EP here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ztn2dz0mjgn
and DON'T GO CHANGIN' here: http://www.mediafire.com/?zmyjkgwyjyg

http://www.myspace.com/y oungmountainnh

summer tour with TRUNKS AND TALES:

JUNE
Thurs. 24 Allston, MA
Fri. 25 Hartford, CT
Sat. 26 White Plains, NY
Sun. 27 New Brunswick, NJ
Mon. 28 Philadelphia, PA w/ Bookworm, and Factors of Four
Tues. 29 Baltimore, MD- Charm City Art Space w/ . Bookworm, and Factors of Four
Wed. 30 Washington, DC w/ Bookworm, and Factors of Four
JULY
Thurs. 1 Richmond, VA
Fri. 2 Durham, NC
Sat. 3 Rock Hill, SC
Sun. 4 Atlanta, GA
Mon. 5 St. Augustine, FL
Tues. 6 Beach Day
Wed. 7 Gainesville, FL
Thurs. 8 Tallahassee, FL
Fri. 9 Birmingham, AL
Sat. 10 Chattanooga, TN
Sun. 11 Lexington, KY
Mon. 12 Bloomington, IN
Tues. 13 Chicago, IL
Wed. 14 Grand Rapids, MI
Thurs. 15 Toledo, OH
Fri. 16 Cleveland, OH
Sat. 17 Buffalo, NY
Sun. 18 Oswego, NY
Mon. 19 Plattsburgh, NY
Tues. 20 Burlington, VT

expect tons of new songs and a new CD within the next few months!

xoxo,
young mountain

muktar (June 3, 2010)

young hearts the fight ep??? alluuuuuuUUUUUUuuusion

GarrettFCR (June 2, 2010)

Most of those other bands listed are Maryland/DC bands.

insidejoke2 (June 1, 2010)

best friends.

patod (June 1, 2010)

I am fully convinced that New Hampshire is the greatest state in the union. I love it here. "Live Folk Or Die" is the best song about New Hampshire.

Renry_Hollins (June 1, 2010)

I love New Hampshire!

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