Tuesday, March 27, 2012

YOUNG LIONS - Demography - CD-R - 2006

   I remember reading about SUPERCHUNK in some mainstream bullshit rock magazine when I was 14 or 15 and thinking that they sounded like a really fuckin' cool band. The article described them as being this group of college kids that ran their own label, booked their own tours, kept it real and played loose, desperate, manic, jangly, sorta-punk music. I had this exact idea in my head of what they sounded like and I couldn't wait to hear them. I went out and bought the cassette of "No Pocky For Kitty" and threw it in the tape deck of my mom's minivan. It was good, but not really what I expected at all. It grew on me over time (I love it now), but I always expected them to be more punk than they were.
    I never saw YOUNG LIONS during their time as a band. Hell, I never even heard of them until Erick Lyle sent me a big box of music to put on my blog. This CD was kicking around in the bottom of the box, kind of neglected in the shadows of the heavy hitters in the Region-Rock or early Bay Area punk genres. I put it on a few days ago and got really into it. To me, they sound like what I wanted SUPERCHUNK to sound like all those years ago....loose, jangly, punk, kinda desperate and noodly in all the right ways. To be clear, I don't think they sound like SUPERCHUNK, but they sound like what my young teenage mind thought that band should sound like, if that makes any sense.
   "Demography" collects the band's demos from 2005 and 2006...16 songs in all. That's about all I know about this band. Oh, they're from Reno and they're great. That's it.

Link updated Feb 2017

3 comments:

Sasha Russia said...

Hi, friend. Can you re-up this record for one more time. I can't find it anywhere on my drivers for a long time.

I know what you mean about punk sound, so "shake my hand I am your new best friend".

Peace!

Sean said...

also request reup of this, my interests are peaked!

Sean Parker said...

He was a good legend of his times.
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