January 7, 2013

Hear New Sound: The Bronx's "Youth Wasted"

We're only two weeks into 2013, and already, AwkwardSound can report that a serious contender for one of the year's best post-hardcore albums has arrived in the latest from LA punks the Bronx, as their first new effort in five years that continues the lineage of their numerically-themed album collection with its title IV is set to be released on February 5th via White Drugs / ATO Records. Back inNovember, the quintet with a penchant for mariachi music gave us the album's first preview in "Ribcage," a wailing garage rocker AS noted drew up a lot of stylistic similarities with their recent tourmates from the summer and fall, The Hives. "Youth Wasted" is the latest cut to make its way out officially into the public ears, and this is where you can hear the Bronx really upping the intensity in their sound and heading back to hardcore basics. Call it a poppier version of their other summer tourmates, Refused or merely culling influence from any of Walter Schreifels post-Gorilla Biscuits work à la Quicksand or Rival Schools, as "Youth Wasted" is polished post-hardcore complete with an upheaval hook that fires on all cylinders. The Bronx's call-of-duty for the kids below...

(via MTV.com)

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