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Singles Tape II: SoftBank

by Never Young

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Over the last two years Never Young have become a staple of the Northern Californian music scene. Formed in 2014 around the song-writing partnership of childhood friends Christopher Adams and Nikolas Soelter, they’ve developed a unique, urgent blend of 90’s punk combined with an idiosyncratic knack for writing angular pop songs. Nikolas Escudero and Samuelito Cruz fill out the low end on bass guitar and drums with fierce and deliberate tact. They’ve been described as “Sonic Youth, At The Drive In, and My Bloody Valentine having a ménage à trois”, an exceedingly tight, hook filled slab of noise.

For Singles Tape II: SoftBank, the quartet leans into their pop inclinations, finding solace in bright melodies and clever structures. There’s the immediacy of “Beta Male Erotica” and its shimmering guitars, the simple, chanty refrain of “Soap,” and the dense, churning energy of “Gasoline Aphrodisiac,” ending in the climatic declaration, ‘and I like it’, repeated over and over before cymbals crash and scraping guitars conclude. The five-song EP was recorded in San Francisco at Ruminator Audio with Monte Vallier (Wax Idols, Weekend) with production aid from Shaun Durkan of Weekend. Singles Tape II: SoftBank will be released on October 14, 2016 via Father/Daughter Records.


released October 14, 2016



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Track Name: Beta Male Erotica
Sad things start to resonate the romance washed away
I'm choking on misogyny while the singer masturbates
Physicality was never sexy enough so you hide behind millennial plight
Bad boys come and go but you're a different type of stain

In love with your erotica
Your secrets get you hard
Lonely in your bed and in your heart
Tell me tell me are you suffering
Baby I really wanna know
Love evades you so desperately
But does the pain outweigh the burn? No
You're in love with your erotica and your secrets get you hard

Stuck around past midnight guess you never really learned
That every worm wants desperately to never leave the dirt
Caught you reading Nietzsche at a house party
I caught you begging for someone to care
I think I rolled my eyes into another life that night

In love with your erotica
Your secrets get you hard
Lonely on your phone and in your heart
You're in love with your erotica and your secrets get you hard