【review/rate】youth / unscathed

released 2018, moonbus records.

Hailing from the picturesque Newfoundland, Youth’s latest release “Unscathed”, is an ideal soundtrack for a relaxing evening in. Perfect for studying, perfect for laying in bed alone and lost in pensive thought, and almost perfect in its production and ambition.

“Outside Briefly” is a dream pop infused instrumental that has solemn and soothing guitar layered throughout, while title track “Unscathed” is the most traditional shoegaze oriented offering on the record. You all know I’m a sucker for reverb, after all!

Everything on “Unscathed” is listenable and well produced, and my only gripe would be that the percussion clashes with some of the arrangements (probably due to it being synthesized?), but I’m sure that moving forward, should Youth land an organic drummer, this material will hit another level of wonder. It’s already great, it just needs a little more oomph!

I wish a few tracks were a little longer as well, but the established structures are fairly solid as they are. It’s quite fantastic for an indie artist!


Zephyr ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  1. Outside briefly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Dandy Warhol ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Cavern ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Desert ocean ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  5. Vanity ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. Viability ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. Unscathed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Must-Listen : Dandy Warhol, Desert ocean, Unscathed
  • Skip : None (this is a short release where nothing stands out as too offensive or mediocre, so you should be fine listening to the entire release.)
  • Purchase or stream “Unscathed” on Youth’s Bandcamp.
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