AV Club Streams New Young Statues LP “The Flatlands Are Your Friend” Out 10/21/14 via Run For Cover Records‏

October 21, 2014
Shervin Lainez

Shervin Lainez

Young Statues Stream Sophomore LP The Flatlands Are Your Friend on AV Club Today

Album Out October 21, 2014 via Run For Cover Records

CMJ & East Coast Dates This Week

Flatlands recalls a Transatlanticism-era Death Cab For Cutie, as Carmen Cirignano’s wounded vocals anchor choruses that are artfully crafted, yet big enough to shake stadiums.” AV Club

“Folky, anthemic indie rock along the lines of 2000s Saddle Creek”BrooklynVegan

“Flatlands finds Young Statues more mature, somber and deliberate in the band’s approach to music making. It’s the kind of record you’ll never put on unintentionally.” WXPN

Philadelphia’s Young Statues are now streaming their sophomore full-length The Flatlands Are Your Friend, in full via the AV Club.  The album is officially out October 21 via Run For Cover Records (and now available for pre-order), and the band will celebrate with a run of shows this week, including a Wednesday night official CMJ showcase at The Grand Victory in Williamsburg at 8pm.
Listen to The Flatlands Are Your Friend
To record The Flatlands Are Your Friend, Young Statues returned to Chase Park Transduction Studio, the site of their first demos, to record with Drew Vandenberg and Andy LeMaster (Saddle Creek).  The result is 11 richly intricate, textured tracks that are arguably the best songs yet from the quartet.   Lush and brooding, The Flatlands Are Your Friend sees the group challenging themselves in new ways, with a result that is as impressive as it is rewarding for the listener.

Young Statues make the sort of ethereal indie rock that has the ability to catch the casual listener off-guard.  Earnest and introspective without being cloying, it’s easy to be swept away in the songs without realizing just how intricate each of them are.  What began as an impromptu road trip to a studio in Athens, Georgia in 2010 for Cirignano soon developed into Young Statues as the promise he and others saw in those early sessions became apparent.

The Flatlands Are Your Friend follows Young Statues’ critically-acclaimed, 2013 Ace Enders-produced EP Age Isn’t Ours on Run For Cover Records, and their eponymously titled 2011 full-length debut.

Track List:
01. Natives
02. Run The River Dry
03. Don’t Fight The Mirage
04. Got The Knife
05. No Shadow
06. Flood
07. Further Away
08. Flatlands (pt. 2)
09. Ain’t A Bad Thing To Lose
10. White Noise
11. Strangers In A Dream

Tour Dates:
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory (Brixton Agency CMJ Showcase)
10/23 – Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall*
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*

* = w/ Hundred Acre Woods, Dryjacket

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