DREAMY POST-PUNK TRIO ANIMAL YOUTH PREMIERE “DARKEST DAYS”
The song appears on their debut album, ANIMNAL, out May 27th via Weyrd Son Records
Just a few months after emerging from the ashes of noise-punk band Siamese Queens, Brussels-based trio Animal Youth have released the second single from their hotly anticipated debut album ANIMAL. Today, you can stream the smoldering shoegaze tinged track “Darkest Days” via Punktastic. “Darkest Place” flaunts Animal Youth’s fancy for murky melodies and lush swaths of noise. Clad with cold reverted drums and a pensive chorus, the track encapsulates the band’s dark, romantic sound.
“’Darkest Place’ is a bit of an aural taste of death and rebirth within the field of love,” vocalist and guitarist Guy Tournay said. “It explores a primal pact of careless lovers who are quick to fall into the ruin of a relationship—the place where everything comes to end and dies. In the shadowy spiral, new things are borne of death and spring up from the darkest place.”
Inspired by Cocteau Twins’ gossamer sound, The Jesus and Mary Chain’s go-for-the-jugular white noise, and A Place To Bury Strangers’ atmospheric sensibilities, Animal Youth dwells in the blissful gray area between musical melodrama and stark realism. First bursting onto the scene with the digital EP Youth, the trio is poised to make their proper debut this May, marking a milestone for the band and their label’s 4-year anniversary.
ANIMAL is available for pre-order now and will be available on May 27, 2017, via Weyrd Son Records. More news coming soon.
Animal, Track Listing:
1. Darkest Place
3. Love You (When You’re Dead)
4. To Burn Is The Next Big Thing
5. You Don’t Know Love
7. Rainy Day
8. In Heaven
9. Eat You Alive