Young People / War Prayers
Album: War Prayers   Collection:General
Artist:Young People   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Dim Mak  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-01 Pull Date: 2004-05-03
Week Ending: Apr 18 Apr 11 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 07, 2005: Epic Soundtracks
Dutch Oven
4. May 06, 2004: Hello Kitten
El Paso
2. Sep 02, 2005: Distraction-Limited
The Night of the Hunter
5. Apr 14, 2004: Shades of Green & Purple (in Brownian Motion)
The Lord
3. May 18, 2005: Strange Attractor
Dutch Oven
6. Apr 10, 2004: Mor On - The Literate Pop Fan
Tammy Faye

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-03-03
GREAT!!! This is some very interesting indie pop from Los Angeles’ Young People. Take an indie pop guitarist who wants to do quirky but accessible experiments and add a sultry sometimes country female singer and you get something fresh, fun, and familiar. The overarching influence I hear as far as their asymmetric songwriting structure is none other than Beat Happening. Then add within that structure the wonderful textures, moods, and moments of such greats as Helium, The Breeders, Cat Power. In the end, I can’t say it completely comes together for me, but there are definitely great moments that they leave you craving more of. Eat it up! 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 2.

1. slow 6/8 w/ noisy guitars, great mood, questionable vocal melody
2. minimal built off bass and sing-songy vocals, repeated chorus
3. indie pop w/ quirky reverbed guitar, some out of tune singing
4. moody guitar & voice, ride cymbal drums, changes uptempo pop
5. MBV echoey noise guitar, jerky repeated tom rhythm
6. upbeat indie pop, i hear beat happening, this is for Eric K
7. vox only lullaby w/ some quiet ambient percussion noises
8. nice noise guitar texture over melodic vox, breeders rock at end
9. toms and country vocals
10. slow, very much helium, then disintegrates, then picks up strangely
11. distorted guitar lead over acoustic guitar, then rocks out funk style, saxophone doo-op!

Track Listing
1. El Paso   6. The Lord
2. Tammy Faye   7. The Valley
3. Ne'er Do Well   8. Early Poetry
4. Ask the Dust   9. Rhumba
5. Dutch Oven   10. Stagecoach
  11. The Night of the Hunter