WWNBB#014 Wasted Youth

by Young Wrists

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    Side A
    Track Name Length Start End
    1. CAR CRASH 3:10 0:00 3:10
    2. JULY 1986 3:12 3:12 6:24

    Side B
    Track Name Length Start End
    1. WEDDING DAY 2:48 0:00 2:48
    2. LITTLE GIRL 3:45 2:50 6:35

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L’invenzione dei giovani, un bel saggio del giornalista britannico Jon Savage, traccia una storia dell’idea di giovinezza. Comincia dalla visione ancora romantica di fine Ottocento e culmina con l’affermarsi del modello consumista di teenager, negli Anni Quaranta. La domanda che rimane dopo l’ultima pagina del libro è: che cosa ne è stato dei sogni e degli eroi, di tutto quel vorticoso lanciarsi, stringere mani e sfiorare occhi?

“I am not shivering down to the bones / like I used to”, cantano gli Young Wrists, band nata a Pesaro da Letizia (già nota con suo progetto solista Marie Antoinette) e Alberto (dei General Decay). Il suono delle loro canzoni racconta che l’adolescenza è destinata a combattere: è il momento in cui ti accorgi che niente è per sempre, e che d’altra parte va comunque conquistato.

Ci sono le chitarre rumorose e abrasive del C86, dei Jesus and Mary Chain, dei Vaselines, dei Beat Happening, dei Pastels. Ci sono i riverberi lunghi, la bassa fedeltà e i colori notturni di nomi più vicini, come Dum Dum Girls, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts e Vivian Girls. C’è quella maniera, decisamente Smithsiana, di ostentare un distacco elegante. Ci sono quelle strofe che ti fanno crollare sulle ginocchia (“Now that I’ve begged everyone for little fucking love / it was to save my wasted youth”).

Ci sono loro, Young Wrists, “polsi giovani” e preziosi, uno degli esordi più sorprendenti ed emozionanti di quest’anno.

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“Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture”, a beautiful essay by the British journalist Jon Savage, outlines the history of the idea of youth. It starts from the still romantic vision in the late nineteenth century and reaches its climax with the rise of the consumerist model of teenagers, in the forties. The question that remains after the last page of the book is: What has became of the dreams and heroes, with all that swirling hurl, hand shakes and touch-eyes?

I am not shivering down to the bones / like I used to, sing the Young Wrists, a band formed in Pesaro by Letizia (formerly known by her solo project, Marie Antoinette) and Alberto (General Decay). The sound of their songs recall that adolescence is intended to fight: it’s the moment when you realize that nothing is forever, and on the other hand you have to conquer it anyway.
You can find loud and abrasive guitars of the C86, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Vaselines, Beat Happening, the Pastels. You can find the long reverbs, low fidelity and the color of names that we can consider closer, such as Dum Dum Girls, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls. You can find that way, definitely Smiths’ inspired, to flaunt a elegant detachment. You can find those verses that make you crawl on your knees (“Now That I’ve begged everyone for little fucking love / it was to save my wasted youth “).

You can find them, the Young Wrists, “wrists young and precious”, one of the most surprising and exciting debuts this year.

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released December 21, 2010

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We want music to never turn into something boring for us. It would mean that we have become boring. Because music does not die with mp3′s or copyright: boredom is what brings it down, when it becomes a habit. All we need is a small do-it-yourself collective, as tiny as a simple smile. ... more

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