Formed in 2005 by vocalist/guitarist Hans Zimmerman with the rest of the lineup in place by ’07, The Young’s early singles for Chicago’s Criminal IQ and Austin’s Super Secret were followed by an appearance on Matador’s ‘Casual Victim Pile’ compilation LP/CD. Though that modest output was hardly without merit, the subsequent full-length album on NYC’s Mexican Summer, ‘Voyagers Of Legend’ was nothing less than the underground rock revelation of 2010. “There hasn’t been a full-length this spot-on with mood and 1%’er hooks in years,” declared our good friend Andrew Earles, while the folks at prefered to drop the “P” word, insisting ‘Voyagers’ was “an implacable psychedelic rock journey.. almost cruelly evocative.” Those fortunate enough to have seen their recent shows sharing bills with the likes of Sic Alps and Lower Dens, know all too well their recorded works to date are only skimming the surface of what these guys are capable of.


Interview With Hans From The Young

Ideas sometimes just snap into place, and that’s where Chrome Cactus (as a title) came from. The title was at the front of my mind while riffs were tossed around or worked into full songs, I would just imagine this overpowering polished chrome cactus:

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The Young Interview

Charles Brownstein caught up with singer/guitarist Hans Zimmerman from Matador recording artists The Young. They talked about the album, and the curiousness of the…

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