North Carolina trio Youth League have released a new single called “Part & Parcel”, due out on all streaming platforms this Friday August 5th (pre-save). The track appears on their forthcoming new album “Somehow Those Were Days,” out September 2nd on Wiretap Records.
“Part and Parcel is one of my favorite instrumental songs on this record. It's high energy, has a million parts and is just straight up fun to play live,” says guitarist/vocalist Mike Large. “I love how the song evolved once Zach and Jaffar put their spin on it. It took a lot of time to get this one right but we're very happy with how it ended up. My buddy Gordy told me he thinks it sounds like the Olympics and I think he’s right.”
Built around looped guitar riffs, tapped-out melodies and only sparsely used vocals that feel reminiscent of the early aughts emo and math rock, Youth League are definitely onto something. Is it post-rock? Sure, let’s go with that and then add words like creative, experimental and limitless.
The band will be playing at Fest this Fall with some more tour dates along the way. Check them out below.
- 10.25 - Durham, NC, Rubies on Five Points
- 10.26 - Charlotte, NC, Snug Harbor
- 10.27 - Birmingham, AL, The Nick
- 10.30 - Gainesville, FL, How Bazar
- 10.31 - Charleston, SC, Tin Roof
- 11.01 - Wilmington, NC, Reggie's
- 11.02 - Greensboro, NC, ETC