Sean Ragon, the once sole member of Cult of Youth, describes the upcoming album as a “post-industrial Pet Sounds”. Â Before you roll your eyes, I think what he meant by that was that this album is his proudest moment yet, and you’re going to hear the blood, sweat and brain matter of 5 musicians pushing themselves to limits they didn’t know they had in them.
Cult of Youth are primarily a punk-influenced group, but grew past the same 3 chord structures and cliched production techniques. Â The layers on first track Empty Faction are immense, exhibiting their interest in psychedelic experimentation, acoustic folk, shoegaze…all with an aggressive punk backbone pushing the creative juices onward. Â The last minuteÂ of the tuneÂ dive bombsÂ intoÂ power punk riff that evokes The Ramones’ Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, albeit far more sinister…as if Johnny Ramone had an evil twin.
The limited version of the album will be treated by Sacred Bones, so your $30 will go a long way. Â You’re getting a double LP with a hand-made cover and an extra two songs that you can’t get on any other version. Â Coooool.
****Limited Edition: DOUBLE LP Version: Edition of 300 hand-numbered copies in deluxe packaging, with two bonus songs, housed in a gate-fold sleeve with hand made covers, multiple inserts, available by mail order only. ONE PER PERSON LIMIT.****
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive