Young Prisms – 'Better Days' and 'Runner'

San Francisco’s Young Prisms have released their new record ‘In Between‘ featuring the album cuts ‘Better Days’ and ‘Runner’ (via Kanine Records). Since their debut record ‘Friends For Now’, Young Prisms have swapped a band member and let the frenetic psych rock sound mellow a little. After the release of the single ‘Four Hours (Away)‘ earlier in the year, it was clear that ‘In Between’ would be a departure of sorts. But after one listen through, it’s clear that the change was for the best. This is a more considered, mature and better all round album. ‘In Between’ sounds like Young Prisms are more comfortable in their own skin, playing to their talents rather than their influences. This time round its not all noise, fans of Mazzy Star will be kept smiling just as long as My Bloody Valentine devotees.

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Download Young Prisms ‘In Between’ @ iTunes / Visit Kanine Records / Connect @ Facebook.

Young Prisms – ‘Weekends And Treehouses (Acoustic)’

Portland-based indie label Gnar Tapes have released a new collection of demos by Young Prisms. The San Francisco shoegaze band are revealed in a stripped back way, much rawer and the results are incredibly dreamy. The opener ‘Weekends And Treehouses’ is a good example, this acoustic version rivals the 2009 original (which is available for download from Mexican Summer).

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Young Prisms released their latest full length earlier this year, titled ‘Friends For Now’ featuring the stand out ‘Breathless‘. If you like what you’ve heard so far, I recommend picking the Young Prisms album up.

Young Prisms – ‘Demos, Etc’ tracklist…
1.Weekends and Treehouses (acoustic)
2.Sugar (acoustic)
3.Eleni (rear house recording)
4.Feel Fine (demo)
5.Sleepy High (demo)
6.Get Lost (grave babies recording)
7.Weekends and Treehouses (demo)

Download Young Prisms ‘Demos, Ect’ @ Bandcamp / Connect with Young Prisms @ Facebook @ Tumblr or via Gnar Tapes!

Young Prisms – ‘Breathless’

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If I was strolling Sunset Boulevard today I’d be walking into the Echo for Part Time Punks! Sadly, I’m not – so you’ll have to do it for me! Young Prisms are playing alongside Craft Spells and Seapony.

Young Prisms released their ‘Friends For Now’ record earlier this year featuring the stand out ‘Breathless’. For fans of thrashy, messy, droney, rock n’ roll!

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