Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Young Widows Bringing Light And Darkness To Chicago

In less than 48 minutes, In and Out of Youth and Lightness has become the one of the moodiest, most atmospheric rock albums in recent history. In addition to the moodiness, Louisville, KY trio, Young Widows provided a set of songs and excellent rhythms combining a slower version of The Jesus Lizard, the darker Wall of Voodoo material and, to a small extent, 80's post punk and shoegaze. It is definitely an album guaranteed to fall one of two end of year lists (top albums of the year preferably by a indie publication (Alternative Press or Prefix, as both rightfully gave the album high marks, and possibly Spin if they are paying attention) or albums most slept on or should have been purchased in 2011 (very sad but very possible)) by a band on the rise with their critically acclaimed album.

With that said, the band is currently in the middle of the first leg of their U.S. tour and will be performing at Beat Kitchen on May 14. Tickets for the May 14 performance are available here and the rest of their tour dates can be found here. Definitely catch Young Widows on tour and, most definitely, pick up their newest album, In and Out of Youth and Lightness.

*photo borrowed from Amber Estes and Young Widows' MySpace page.

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