Youth Of The Beast / Seventy-Seven
Album: Seventy-Seven   Collection:General
Artist:Youth Of The Beast   Added:Jun 2012
Label:Vetted Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-05-27 Pull Date: 2013-07-29
Week Ending: Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 19, 2013: Tunes
The Dirge
4. Jun 28, 2013: Songsmith Show (Time Traveler Sitting In)
2. Jul 10, 2013: Beach Blanket Bingo
Platt Street Kids
5. Jun 03, 2013: no way to say
From A Dark, Dingy Basement
3. Jul 01, 2013: no way to say
The Dirge

Album Review
catherine harris
Reviewed 2013-04-05
Youth of the Beast does acoustic guitar driven, pretty standard indie-rock with social commentary and a bit of a 70’s feel. The lead singer’s voice is featured prominently on all tracks, and has an unconventional, (almost Cure?) off-kilter feel that makes it a bit more interesting. The lyrics and vocals are the main focus of the album. Fun fact: this band is named for a 1960’s Japanese yakuza film. FCC: 3. Try 4, 7 (very different from the rest of the album), 11.

1. (2:23) Mid-tempo, waltz-y, acoustic guitar-driven beat, spacey “aahh” chorus, vocal sound level very high, cuts through accompaniment
2. (2:53) Soaring trumpet, jangly guitar, cheeseburger in paradise feel, Cure-esque vocals
3. (3:56) FCC. Minor groove, mid-tempo, distorted guitar solos, vocals pretty much sound like 2 with different accompaniment
4. (3:49)** Slower, deliberate beat, solo acoustic guitar, dirge/blues-y feel, vocals slightly distorted, xylophone solos lighten it a bit, transitions to feel-good guitar solo
5. (3:18) Upbeat shuffle, gravely kind of off-key feel to vocals, acoustic guitar-driven, minor, “la-la-la”s
6. (3:48) Ballad feel, melancholy, ode to rebellious youth, slower, exposed acoustic guitar, bongos
7. (2:37)* 80’s dance beat, vocals trade back and forth between chorus chanting and solo, hand-clapping, distorted guitar, all folk influence disappeared!
8. (4:54) Social critique of blue-collar work force, vocals main focus, mid-tempo, trumpet solo
9. (2:39) “We’ll be the last band to take a stand”, happy acoustic guitar/West Coast summer music overlaid with serious, off-key Cure-esque vocals
10. (2:40) Urgent trumpet, shuffle beat, hand-clapping, minor, bell chiming
11. (2:44)* Exposed, syncopated hand-clapping beat, upbeat jam, beach-y summer music about the open sky with social commentary
12. (2:33) I’m not sure if he’s trying to sing falsetto? but there’s something strange going on with his voice on part of this, solo vocals and acoustic guitar, minor, fades out

Track Listing
1. Shooting   7. Shotgun Army
2. The Reigning Fashion   8. The Last Day Of School
3. Highland Park   9. From A Dark, Dingy Basement
4. The Dirge   10. The Clock Goes Back
5. Prometheus   11. Open Sky
6. Platt Street Kids   12. Beachfront Property