Pioneering vets of the thriving Austin, TX music scene, flannel-clad rock ‘n’ roll geekoids The Young are Matador Records’ latest discovery and its just-dropped Chrome Cactus bleeds teeth-sharp and moody, fuzz-drenched earworm-worthy desert jams. Led by hook-centric, moping savant Han Zimmerman, The Young lay on the infectiously coiled stoner highway driving songs thick on its sophomore effort, recalling ZZ Top, Television, Meat Puppets and Dead Moon on a hallucinogenic bender. Weed clouded, psych anthems for sulking indie rockers never felt so good.
Thu., Sept. 11, 8:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 10, 2014