Paws Announce Second Album 'Youth Culture Forever' Out In The UK 2nd June 2014


Paws Announce Second Album 'Youth Culture Forever' Out In The UK 2nd June 2014

FatCat is delighted to announce the release of Paws' second album, Youth Culture Forever, which saw the band decamp to a studio in the woods just outside New York to hone and expand on the sound that saw their debutCokefloat!

Recording at Adam Pierce's (Mice Parade/ Swirlies) studio in the woods outside of New York City, PAWS produced the album themselves in an attempt to strive for the sound that they had always imagined for the band. As Phillip Taylor from the band says "It feels like everybody considers our debut LP to be 'lo-fi', which really bothered us as we felt it was the complete opposite by comparison to our early releases". He states that he wantedYouth Culture Forever to be "bigger and louder, softer and quieter" and to "present the potential of our dynamic range more accurately than the first album". This can be heard right from the album's opener, 'Erreur Humaine', which opens with Taylor playing a gentle, lilting guitar riff and ruminating on the end of a relationship with typical searing honesty before the full band explode into life, sounding heavier, fuller, and darker than ever before.

Of the album's title Taylor explains that it came to the band when he and Josh Swinney, PAWS' drummer were watching an episode of the cartoon 'Adventure Time';

"One of the main characters screams "Youth Culture Forever!" jubilantly in an act of defiance towards an older character who was telling him that his new-fangled youthful ways of thinking and acting were silly and na

Expanding on the theme, Taylor states that "Youth culture is forever changing but always retaining the same unmeasurable energy generation after generation. I want that energy to stay with me until I'm an old man, if I get that far." His chances of doing so appeared slim at one point during the making of the album thanks to a terrifying run-in with a bear that had come out of the woods, but the band survived to make a thrilling album that captures that youthful energy and exuberance, distilling it into a coherent album that cements PAWS' standing as a vital young band.  
 
TOUR DATES:
21.03 Rotterdam, NL - Lightship V11
23.03 Hamburg, DE - Knust w/ We Are Scientists
24.03 Berlin, DE - Lido w/ We Are Scientists
26.03 Vienna, AT - Flex w/ We Are Scientists
27.03 Munich, DE - Ampere w/ We Are Scientists
28.03 Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
29.03 Frieberg, DE - Rang Teng Teng
30.03 Cologne, DE - Luxor w/ We Are Scientists
31.03 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie w/ We Are Scientists

02.04 Madrid, ES - Independance Club w/ We Are Scientists
03.04 Barcelona, ES - Music Hall w/ We Are Scientists
04.04 Bilbao, ES - Kafe Antzoki w/ We Are Scientists
05.04 Gij½n, ES - Gij½n Sound Music Festival
16.04 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle w/ We Are Scientists
17.04 Washington, DC - Black Cat w/ We Are Scientists
18.04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ We Are Scientists
19.04 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall w/ We Are Scientists
20.04 Montreal, QE - IL Motore w/ We Are Scientists
22.04 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace w/ We Are Scientists
23.04 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop w/ We Are Scientists
24.04 Columbus, OH - The Basement w/ We Are Scientists
25.04 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall w/ We Are Scientists
26.04 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry w/ We Are Scientists
28.04 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge w/ We Are Scientists
29.04 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court w/ We Are Scientists

01.05 Portland, OR - Douglas Fir Theatre w/ We Are Scientists
02.05 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl w/ We Are Scientists
03.05 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe w/ We Are Scientists
06.05 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium w/ We Are Scientists
07.05 San Francisco, CA - Independent w/ We Are Scientists
08.05 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room w/ We Are Scientists
09.05 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour w/ We Are Scientists
10.05 San Diego, CA - Casbah w/ We Are Scientists
11.05 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room w/ We Are Scientists
14.05 Dallas, TX - Dada w/ We Are Scientists
15.05 Austin, TX - Red 7 w/ We Are Scientists
16.05 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds w/ We Are Scientists
17.05 Baton Rogue, LA - Spanish Moon w/ We Are Scientists
18.05 Atlanta, GA - The Earl w/ We Are Scientists
19.05 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade w/ We Are Scientists
20.05 Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger w/ We Are Scientists
26.05 Leeds, GB - Gold Sounds Festival @ Brudenell Social Club

27.07 Deer Shed Festival, GB




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