Young Jesus – The Whole Thing is Just There

Released in 2018 on Saddle Creek Records


Description:

“Spending time in measured ways to measure life, see time erode so easily. Find seconds of activity and go back to overwhelmed. Let’s build a new community…It’s not enough to hate the world we live within.”

The Whole Thing is Just There is another beautiful and life-affirming release from Young Jesus, the second with the current L.A. iteration of the band. Their inter-band chemistry seems stronger than ever, with telepathic improvisations, symbiotic catharses, and a mutual love for each other that is easily felt from a listener’s perspective. The lyrics deal with self-exploration and one’s relationship with the world around them, finding solace in spirituality, existentialism, literature, and the ethos of free jazz. Stylistically the music seems rooted in late-90’s indie rock and emo, with seamless but adventurous detours into post-rock, noisy post-hardcore, and free improvisation. Excited to see where these guys go next.

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