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YUNG – ” Progress “

Posted: February 5, 2021 in MUSIC
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The Danish four-piece Yung is back with a new 7” Progress via PNKSLM Recordings. After the release of their debut LP A Youthful Dream through Fat Possum Records in 2016, which followed a series of acclaimed EP’s that brought them the attention of Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, The FADER and more, and years of touring heavily, the Aarhus based quartet Yung decided to take a step back.

After some time spent reassessing themselves and finding common ground to push forward, the band returned to the studio to work on a follow-up to their debut record, and now, four years after the release of the debut, the band is set to share the first fruits of that labour in the shape of the new single “Progress”, which is to be released digitally and on 7” vinyl alongside the B-side “New Fast Song”.

Having refined their sound while embracing a wider palette of inspiration, Progress is also a taste of Yung’s new full-length album and their first release with new label partner PNKSLM Recordings.

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released September 11th, 2020 nw album out now PNKSLM Recordings.

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Danish rockers Yung arrived with their debut album, A Youthful Dream, in 2016, and it was filled with punk-laced guitar pop, simultaneously scruffy and sharp, and often life-affirming. Now back with their follow-up, Ongoing Dispute, they sound like they’ve been emotionally tested and are now out to prove something. Their new LP is, at times, tense, as they try to make sense of where they are and where they’re going, but its unexpectedly intricate riffs and fits of rip-roaring joy both cut through and complement that emotional tension. They’re most exuberant and captivating on “Unresolver” a big-hearted track wrapped in stylish post-punk, jangly indie and explosive, warped garage rock.

There’s more to the stormy atmosphere that runs through Ongoing Dispute than that, though, as Silkjær can attest. “I did get my own head out of my ass, for a change!” he laughs. “In the past, I’ve always written about me, and my life, and things that affected me, but this time, I started talking more about things that affect everybody. I was thinking about the things that aren’t working in the world; there are songs about those kinds of problematic structures. There’s a song on the album called ‘Dismantled’; we had to dismantle our self-image as a band to move forwards, and I had to dismantle my self-image as a songwriter, too.”

Recorded over two sessions at Dreamland Studio and the tiny, now-defunct Studio One (so-called, Silkjær jokes, because you can only fit one person in at a time) and produced by the band’s regular sound tech Neil Robert Young, “Ongoing Dispute” is an ode to perseverance, collaboration and triumph over adversity. It represents the dawning of a new era for the band, the one that A Youthful Dream should have, and the title, says Guldborg Tarp, perfectly encapsulates the dynamic that has driven Yung forwards, out from under that black cloud. “Ultimately, that’s what the writing of this record was – an ongoing dispute. We come in to write and we’re referencing completely different bands, but every time we wrap up a song, we’re excited about it. It reflects the lyrical side of the record, too; it’s like the last few years of coping with the world have been an ongoing dispute for us!”

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Mikkel Holm Silkjær, Tobias Guldborg Tarp , Frederik Nybo Veile , Emil Korning Zethsen

“Unresolver” · Yung from the album “Ongoing Dispute” on PNKSLM Recordings Released on: 2021-01-22

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The introduction to “Friends On Ice” reverberates like the switching on of machinery, the transfer of emotion through engagement or the wheel of cognitive thought ahead of comprehension. The thought-provoking new single by Danish collective Yung is cut from their upcoming LP which arrives this month on PNKSLM Recordings. “Friends on Ice” came about as a consequence of Mikkel being challenged to strum the most difficult guitar chord he could come up with. This approach has since become a go-to suggestion to any kind of creative block we encounter.

The instrumental repetition and momentum that Yung develop in the track seems to embody grief itself, allowing a contemplative and confessional lyrical delivery to drift ghostlike through the mix. On the subject of lyricism, vocalist and songwriter Mikkel Holm Silkjær explains, “It’s a song about alienation, loneliness and the immediate remedies we, as individuals in western society, turn to when confronted with pain or struggle.”

Previous singles taken from the band’s upcoming record – “Such a Man” and “Above Water” – offer a more combative and dynamic post-punk sound, which reveals “Friends On Ice” as a unique feat and a perfect album closer. Mikkel Holm Silkjær reiterates, “Capitalism promotes individualism, which makes a lot of people think they have to deal with issues and problems in life on an individual level, when often we’d be much better off if we dealt with things on a collective level.”

The sophomore record by the Aarhus quartet is entitled “Ongoing Dispute” and arrives January 22nd.

Aarhus four-piece Yung have announced their second LP is due out on January 22 on vinyl and digitally via PNKSLM Recordings. The long-awaited follow-up to the post-punks’ 2016 debut, ‘A Youthful Dream’, is preceded by a visual for opening single ‘Above Water’. 

Speaking about the track the band, led by Mikkel Holm Silkjær, say:

“For a long time we referred to this song as ‘The Yo La Tengo Song’. Finishing Above Water helped spark a curiosity towards a less obvious approach to songwriting. Originally, the song had a different ending but our friend and producer Neil R. Young swept in with a slick outro, which concluded the song in a big way. Lyrically, the song is an ode to individuals taking a stand against injustice and structures in society which oppose equality. These people often become the voice and the talisman of movements and generations, something that might come at a personal cost, but nonetheless something that makes way for dialog, discussions and hopefully positive change.”

Video by Tobias Holmbeck. Lead single from Yung’s second album Ongoing Dispute, due on January 22 2021 via PNKSLM Recordings on vinyl

YUNG – ” Progress “

Posted: September 3, 2020 in MUSIC
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The Danish four-piece Yung is back with a new 7” “Progress” out September 11th via PNKSLM Recordings. After the release of their debut LP A Youthful Dream through Fat Possum Records in 2016, which followed a series of acclaimed EP’s that brought them the attention of Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, The FADER and more, and years of touring heavily, the Aarhus based quartet Yung decided to take a step back.

After some time spent reassessing themselves and finding common ground to push forward, the band returned to the studio to work on a follow-up to their debut record, and now, four years after the release of the debut, the band is set to share the first fruits of that labour in the shape of the new single “Progress”, which is to be released digitally on June 12th and on 7” vinyl alongside the B-side “New Fast Song”.

Having refined their sound while embracing a wider palette of inspiration, Progress is also an early taste of Yung’s next full-length (due early 2021) and their first release with new label partner PNKSLM Recordings.

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Releases September 11th, 2020

Danish quartet Yung have shared a new track “New Fast Song,” taken from their forthcoming seven-inch single titled “Progress”, due out on September. 11th via PNKSLM Recordings. It’s their first release since their 2016 debut LP A Youthful Dream, released on Fat Possum. “New Fast Song,” the b-side to the seven-inch title track, is a return to the melodic indie of their debut LP, but there’s less distortion and more warmth this time around. “We keep falling / but I really never see it that way,” they sing with passion over the closing guitar throttle. There’s a sense of poignant restlessness, but a satisfying vigour underpins it all.

Mikkel on the lyrics of the song:
“The lyrics for this one were written in the backseat of a tour van, at the end of a two-week tour of Europe. The last show of that tour was in Madrid and somehow we’d decided that doing the Madrid-Denmark drive without a layover was a reasonable idea.
We got up very early in the morning, packed the van and drove out of Madrid. Did a quick stop to fuel up and stock up on essentials. We had breakfast and I had a lot of coffee. As we hit the road I was hit by an overwhelming amount of emotions. Post-tour blues, joy of returning home, frustration from realising a normal everyday routine would appear in life, a private economy which was barely existing, the beauty of Madrid and all its small and narrow streets and beautiful balconies, an unbelievably hot day and the prospects of being confined in an upright position in the backseat of a tour van the next 2.500 kilometres: All thoughts and sensations that passed through my mind all the while an absurd amount of caffeine rushed through my veins. I can’t really say exactly what these lyrics are about, but all of the emotions above somehow made their way into the song. Maybe it’s a song about the beauty of frustration and hardship. Maybe it was just me trying to make sense out of something which did not make sense at the time.”
XX Yung

“New Fast Song” · Yung PNKSLM Recordings Released on: 2020-08-26

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PNKSLM Recordings are beyond excited to announce the second full length from Stockholm’s Les Big Byrd. Consisting of Jocke Åhlund, Nino Keller, Frans Johansson & Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona, Les Big Byrd have been consistently one of the most exciting bands at the forefront of the Swedish Psych music scene. Following on from 2014’s “The Worshipped Cats” LP (A Recordings),“Iran Iraq IKEA” showcases the band perfectly with their strongest collection of songs yet.

Les Big Byrd’s second album “Iran Iraq IKEA” has been one of the best out of Sweden of the year, and we’re now on our third pressing! To celebrate, we’ve made a very special reissue, with an exclusive sleeve pressed with gold foil.

Keeping to the gold theme, the deluxe package also includes an exclusive matte gold coloured vinyl, and an exclusive Iran Iraq IKEA t-shirt – only 75 available!

originally released October 12th, 2018
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A Recordings
PNKSLM
Höga Nord Rekords

In a plot twist that nobody saw coming- this week’s Album Of The Week isn’t an album. This week we’ve picked Sleep Eaters 12″ EP “Holy Days”. It may only be 4 tracks, but it’s an essential part of the PNKSLM catalogue that you can now get for just €7 at the store. A lot of people are expecting big things from this band in the near future – don’t miss the chance to own this debut EP! Don’t miss out on their recent quarantine single “In This Town” either, and they’ve got new music in the works.

a swaggering, louche, loungey sound that should appeal to fans of Nick Cave and Tindersticks” – BrooklynVegan
marries a hearty balance of rich, comfortingly worn rhythms and dashes of cutting exuberance – crafting something unified and unsuspectingly poetic” – So Young

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The London based country-infused rock quintet Sleep Eaters are ready to unveil their debut EP Holy Days on August 9 via Stockholm’s PNKSLM Recordings. Having become one of London’s most talked about new acts for their country-infused take on garage rock, Sleep Eaters have spent the past year honing their craft on stage and in the studio, recently supporting Drahla on their UK tour while drawing praise from the likes of So Young and Clash. Holy Days was recorded with Euan Hinshelwood of Younghusband and will be followed by live dates during the fall.

Released August 9th, 2019

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Sleep Eaters are a five piece Country Garage experience from South London!. Their debut EP ‘Holy Days’ OUT now via PNKSLM. London, UK country garage quintet Sleep Eaters is sharing new music in the midst of covid-19 quarantine in the shape of “In This Town”, which is in fact the very first track the band recorded together two years ago – before the acclaimed debut EP Holy Days which was released in August 2019 to acclaim from KEXP, So Young and more. Produced by Younghusband’s Euan Hinshelwood and mastered by Pete Maher who’s worked with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Nick Cave, it’s a stopgap release to tide everyone over during the quarantine, with a full-length scheduled for next year.

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Released April 27th, 2020

Performed by Sleep Eaters.
Written by Glenn Wild, Sean Wild, William Atkins, Danny Herman & Declan Shields-Appleton.

Conceived over a bucks fizz binge in Birmingham UK early 2018, Cherry Pickles comes at you like the basement band you always wanted to start.

Priscila B brings from Brazil her love of early Tropicalia and the kind of ‘let’s be bad’ attitude that can only come from a land chock full of Catholic guilt. Mimi B brings her love of stripped down, bare essential rhythm. If two drums are good enough for Peggy O’Neill then they should definitely be good enough for you. Together they bonded over a mutual love of 50s malt-shop-pop, 60s minimalist garage, no wave, fuzz and all forms of outsider art. ‘Art damaged’ isn’t a slur, it’s a compliment. Anything lost in translation with this transatlantic duo only doubles the charm.

Played entirely on thrift store instruments with the kind of enthusiasm and naiveté severely lacking in a lot of today’s music this is not some clever re-imagining or ironic take on lo-fi, this is the real deal! Technique and skill be damned, the message comes through strong and that message is “Don’t think about it, just cross the line and enjoy it.” All rolled together with gum, glitter and stickytape in the studio by fellow Birmingham noisemakers Black Mekon, the result is slightly wrong-sounding but infectious one-minute-garage-pop with gusto. One guitar, 2 drums, the basement band you always wanted to start.

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Cherry Pickles’ debut LP Cherry Pickles Will Harden Your Nipples will be released on April 5th 2019 via PNKSLM Recordings following the band’s US debut at SXSW.

released April 5, 2019