Fronted by James Hanna’s latest project, Youth Worship and was born out of Hanna’s love of Spacemen 3, Loop, Dinosaur Jr. and Mudhoney – or in other words, Hanna dreamt of playing power chords through stacks of Marshall amplifiers. And honestly, who doesn’t want to do that?
Featuring Hanna’s former Asobi Seksu bandmate, Larry Gorman (drums), who was also in Glassjaw and Orange 9mm and Will Donnelly (guitar), the trio quickly began writing songs and played their first show over this past winter. Then they recruited Billy Pavone, who’s worked with The Walkmen and O’Death to produce their soon-to-be released EP, creatively titled EP1, And the EP’s first single “Pink Snow” is comprised of psychedelically buzzing power chords that sound as though guitar strings are dipped in acid, and paired with thundering drums and laconic vocals. In some way, the song reminds me quite a bit of L7’s “Pretend We’e Dead” and Liz Phair’s “Supernova.” Or in other words, it buzzes its way into your head and kicks major ass.8: