The Young Dub Egg on LP
Following up on the limited edition Voyagers of Legend (2010), Austin, TX's The Young made their proper debut in 2012 with Dub Egg, an album as finely crafted as it is explosive, best summed up as "classic Matador meets classic rock." After a year sharing the stage with the likes of Sic Alps, Kurt Vile, Pierced Arrows, Endless Boogie and other masters of modern rock guitar, their meticulous interplay is both uncanny and unstoppable here. Dub Egg is a shimmering, incandescent approach to classic forms that nobody could have imagined from these guys a few years prior. The album carries echos of Crazy Horse, Television, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Dream Syndicate as well as the newer bands mentioned above. Recorded in a woodland cabin, all-analog and self-produced, this is an exceptionally beautiful sounding rock album. The only quiet thing about them is their confidence.