Reviews of previous releases
MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #352 (September 2012)
“About a minute into the first song, I thought I had this band pegged: melodic, moody punk in the vein of such Portland acts as the OBSERVERS, RED DONS, etc. Wich it mostly is, except that they really threw me for a loop when the pace picked up and all of sudden things got fast and almost… hardcore? The four songs on this EP are peppered with moments like this, which help it rise above the obvious (and at this point, really played out) sounds referenced above. Mixing in fast hardcore, pop punk, whatever; every one of these songs is catchy, impeccably written and totally unlike the others. Recommended. (JH)
(Build Me A Bomb / Destructure)”

“Youth Avoiders has been one of my favorite bands of the last few years, and this 7” reaffirms that belief. Between the demo and their split with Zombies Are Pissed, the band got a bit more melodic, a bit more rock’n’roll, while still maintaining the aggression that made the demo so great. This 7” has a similar vibe to the material on the split, with frantic energy and crazy guitar wankery right out of the gate. Lyrically, they are still a bit all over the place, but vocalist Christopher Gaultier is so fierce on the mic that the roar of his delivery sells anything they could write about. If you’ve yet to check these guys out, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Highly recommended. –Paul J. Comeau (Build Me A Bomb, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))”





Youth Avoiders

Date: 07.22.13

Format: LP / DD