The Voices – Sound Of Young America

Sound Of Young America
VÖ: 14.09.2007
Label: My Kung Fu

Vertrieb: rough trade

It begins as every album should; the title track´s blizzard of feedback, dreamlike vocals and pulsing beat let you know what this is all about in no uncertain terms. The Sound Of Young America is where repetition meets bliss, where redemption is found in a confused din and where beauty meets noise.
Check out I´ll Always Be Within You… with its sweet melody just heard beneath the crunch and howl of guitars. Don´t Let Go offers a plaintive cry backed with a frail organ drone before it explodes, sparkler-like, halfway through.

The true centre of the album though comes with You Shared A Smile I Thought Was True…, a strung-out slice of shimmering guitar, echoing female vocals and electric slide guitar. Its counterpart, …You Broke A Heart I Gave To You, a monolithic slab of grinding riffs nestled amongst a whirlwind of feedback.

The Sound Of Young America is the Port Talbot 3-piece´s 2nd album. Their eponymous debut won radio fans in BBC Radio 1´s Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens. In print, the NME praised the band´s “ìshimmering beauty”, Fact magazine said it was “an impressively realised debut” and Vice magazine loved their “moist tunes for people in low places”.

Released on 1th of november 2007 by My Kung Fu, The Sound Of Young America is a perfectly refined 45 minutes of everything that The Voices stand for. It is preceded by the digital single release of I´ll Always Be Within You When There´s No One Left Inside on 7th May 2007.

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