The three members of YOUNG WIDOWS emerged from the dissolution of BREATHER RESIST with a new vision steeped in dark, brooding grooves and moody post-punk. From the reverb-drenched inspiration of Regulator Watts/Hoover to the bass and drums lock-groove perfected by Shellac and the Jesus Lizard, YOUNG WIDOWS gladly wears influences on its sleeve. The signature inventive guitar work of vocalist/guitarist Evan Patterson (Black Cross, The National Acrobat) is at its peak here, while the rhythm section of Nick Thieneman and Geoff Paton lays down syrup-thick grooves, recalling Pacific Northwest heavyweights (think Melvins, Karp, even Nirvana), and British post-punk, ala Gang Of Four. Settle Down City (JT1119) contains 11 songs of hypnotic, heavy, noise-rock anthems.
released 12 September 2006
RECORDED AND MIXED BY C. OWENS AT HEAD BANGIN KILL YOUR MOMMA MUSIC, LOUISVILLE, KY, THE FIRST THROUGH THE SIXTEENTH OF APRIL TWO THOUSAND SIX. BETSY ASSISTED. MASTERED BY ALAN DOUCHES AT WEST WEST SIDE.
STEVE SINDONI SANG ON “GLAD HE ATE HER” AND HE ALSO WROTE THE LINE "THOSE LIARS THOSE BASTARDS THEIR SEED IS SPILLING FASTER." OWENS SANG ON THE END OF “GLAD HE ATE HER” WITH STEVE. DAVID BROOKS YELLED DO WHAT YOU WANT ON “ALMOST D-BEAT." CASEY BUCK SANG “NEXT TIME THINGS WILL BE BETTER” ON "MIRRORFUCKER." RYAN PATTERSON SANG "A-I-R" ON "THE FIRST HALF." STEPHEN GEORGE, BILL BISIG, DAVID BROOKS, DUNCAN CHERRY, SEAN ROBERTS, JASON ELBER, RYAN PATTERSON, AND ROB PENNINGTON SAID “WE DON’T KNOW” VERY LOUDLY . KELLEY COX CAME UP WITH OUR NAME. DRAWING BY D. SNODGRASS. TITLES PAINTED BY EVAN PATTERSON. LAYOUT BY RYAN PATTERSON / AUXILIARY. THANKS.
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