@YOUNG WIDOWS (US) + HEADS. (DE)
Since their inception in 2006, Young Widows have released four studio albums – each pushing their restless drive towards the incomparable a little further. Those albums – Settle Down City (2006), Old Wounds (2008), In and Out of Youth and Lightness (2011), and Easy Pain (2014) – were as bruising as they were brilliant, as menacing as they were mysterious.
DECAYED: Ten Years of Cities, Wounds, Lightness, and Pain perfectly charts Young Widows evolution from inspired post-hardcore trio to peerless entity crafting profound combinations of post-punk, noise rock, heavy psych, and gothic folk.
The fifteen tracks in this collection originally appeared on stand-alone singles, b-side, splits with like-minded artists (including Bonnie Prince Billy, Pelican, Melt-Banana, and MY DISCO), and rare compilations. Four of them have never
been released until now.
Of the many impressive aspects of Young Widows decade-plus run as a band, perhaps most remarkable is the quality and breadth of music they made that didn’t appear on their albums.
Every song here is a standout track from the evolving eras of the band, and as with all things Young Widows, DECAYED pays respect to the past while planting roots for the future.
– collectively Ed Fraser, Chris Breuer and Peter Voigtmann, are an Australian/German three-piece post punk band formed in Berlin in 2014 by two native Germans and one wandering Australian.
HEADS. released their debut LP on This Charming Man Records / Cargo Records in 2015, followed by the full-length record ‘Collider’ in April 2018, and toured extensively throughout Europe and North America from 2015 – 2018 with the likes of METZ, NOTHING, WHORES., DOPE BODY and PROTOMARTYR among others.