NOTE – The rarest ‘blood striped black’ variant of 100 is already sold out.  If you must have the rarest of this pressing, take thy forlorn viscera to eBay.

I was planning on having a nice ‘Old Fashioned’ for happy hour today, having a few laughs and then heading home to my beautiful wife and 2 kids.  Now, after listening to Youth Code’s glass-breaking scorcher Consuming Guilt, I’m thinking of changing my order to a hit of ketamine and crawling through my hallucinogen-induced k-hole to an abandoned amusement park with a bunch of carnies and having ourselves an out-of-body rave to welcome the oncoming apocalypse.

A blend of Atari Teenage Riot and the mutated offspring of Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson, these guys will never open for Kings of Leon.  They will chop those southern boys up and snort them.

The Details

Youth Code’s latest release, A Place To Stand, is an expression of rage that could only come from Los Angeles. Perfectly capturing the frustration and claustrophobia of the early 80s LA hardcore scene but re-appropriating that aggression and melding it to the strict, pounding electronics of classic industrial. Recorded by Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene), Side A of A Place to Stand features four new Youth Code tracks that showcase the band exploring an evolved sense of melodic synth work and more varied tempos than anything they have released to date. From the pure adrenal rush of opening track, “Consumed By Guilt” and the Wax Trax-esque dance floor anthem “To Burn Your World” to the lush synthscape melodies of “For I Am Cursed” You can hear Ryan George and Sara Taylor perfectly balancing respect for their elders whilst creating something that’s uniquely their own. Rounding out the Youth Code originals on Side A, “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” figuratively stands out, as it is a spoken-word diatribe on society that encapsulates the feeling of the entire record.

Side B of "A Place to Stand" collects four remixes of earlier Youth Code tracks, from artists as diverse as Corrections House’s Sanford Parker, Sub Pop signed avant rap crew Clipping., industrial / EBM mainstays God Module & the dark and minimal techno mastermind, Silent Servant. What makes A Place to Stand exceptional is Youth Code’s ability to coax raw, organic emotion out of cold, primitive synths. A trait that stems from the band’s peculiar genesis.

(Matte finish jacket with spot gloss logo overlay! Limited to 100 on Blood Striped black, 400 on Marble, and 500 on Clear Bottle Green)

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