Formed in 2005 by vocalist/guitarist Hans Zimmerman with the rest of the lineup in place by '07, The Young's early singles for Chicago's Criminal IQ and Austin's Super Secret were followed by an appearance on Matador's 'Casual Victim Pile' compilation LP/CD. Though that modest output was hardly without merit, the subsequent full-length album on NYC's Mexican Summer, 'Voyagers Of Legend' was nothing less than the underground rock revelation of 2010. "There hasn't been a full-length this spot-on with mood and 1%'er hooks in years," declared our good friend Andrew Earles, while the folks at 29-95.com prefered to drop the "P" word, insisting 'Voyagers' was "an implacable psychedelic rock journey.. almost cruelly evocative." Those fortunate enough to have seen their recent shows sharing bills with the likes of Sic Alps and Lower Dens, know all too well their recorded works to date are only skimming the surface of what these guys are capable of. And now that we've put horrible, unfair pressure on them to produce, we'll simply announce The Young have signed to Matador and shall begin recording their second album later this summer.
Zig Zags. Los Angeles. Named after the shoes. That’s what we were wearing at the time… “Scavenger”- unloads like Budgie’s “Breadfan” played in a high school heavy metal bedroom while the band screams threats to all freeloaders and marauders who show up to parties empty handed. “Wastin’ My Time”-a more straightforward punker, keeps up the tempo but locks into a repetitive krautrock groove that worms its way into your ear holes like those brain eating maggots in Beastmaster. Cover dude (drawn by Chad Kawamura of the Outdoorsmen) getting eating by a vulture is one of the aforementioned freeloaders we have to deal with out here while our dead friend Randy watches the carnage drunk on Olympia beer like a zombie Clint Eastwood. Zig Zags have shared personnel with West Coast nose-garage royalty the Intelligence and Unnatural Helpers, and make their Mexican Summer debut with this fine piece of plastic.