Young Jesus release video for “Green” / Album out Friday





“Literary, emotional, and filling up all the space between indie and post-rock, the Los Angeles band’s third album is not a conversation piece, but a dialogue meant to be shared.” – Pitchfork
“One Of The Best and Most Adventurous Young Indie Rock Bands Of 2018”- Uproxx
Los Angeles via Chicago experimental outfit Young Jesus have released a new video for their single “Green” which premiered this morning on Brooklyn Vegan. The band recently signed with celebrated indie label Saddle Creek who will be releasing the band’s new album S/T physically this Friday. The album is available digitally now.
150 copies are being pressed on tri-colored vinyl and are available for pre-order exclusively via the Saddle Creek Store. You can stream or pre-order S/T here:
Earlier this year, the band released a beautiful, 10 minute video for their single “Feeling” which was also directed by Jordan Epstein and singer-songwriter John Rossiter. Watch the video here.
Additionally, Young Jesus have two shows left of their February residency at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
Tonight, the band will be opening for Palehound and Weaves.
Next Wednesday will be the record release show featuring Ian Sweet and Follies!
More info available on the Bootleg Theater site.
John Rossiter (Guitar/Vocals)
Kern Haug (Drums)
Marcel Borbon (Bass)
Eric Shevrin (Keys/Vocals)
“I am a stranger in a strangely intimate embrace”

Young Jesus, an indie rock quartet formed in Chicago and reformed in Los Angeles, looks to communicate the tensions between proximity and distance, chaos and order. On their upcoming record S/T, to be released by Saddle Creek, the band focuses on seemingly small moments in everyday life: phone calls with Mom, landscapes along the highway, crows in a tree. Yet with time these strange intimacies add up to a life. A life full of anxiety, confusion, sadness, joy, boredom, and ultimately wonder.

Young Jesus mixes the emotional intensity of bands like Slint, Pile, and Built To Spill with the quiet contemplation of Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, and Laughing Stock-era Talk Talk. They give themselves to moments of aggression and volume, balanced alongside near-silence.

Influenced by the writings of Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton, Wang An-Shih, Wang Wei, Joy Williams, and Marilynne Robinson, singer/songwriter John Rossiter hopes for a making-do with what we have, a sometimes wide-eyed learning process. Life may be too massive to grasp, but that does not mean we should shy away from it. Rather, Young Jesus tries to look toward the complexity and imperfection. “As ever, the questions Rossiter and co. raise are too big to expect any sort of clear answer, but Young Jesus offer a model of coping, a way to remain hopeful and human within their jaws” (Various Small Flames).

Rossiter states, “the ethos is to push each other to express things that are not common– like ideas of love and trust within friendships– through being extremely vulnerable and making mistakes. Hopefully those mistakes become framed as an important and necessary part of process. It’s about communication between four people. Hopefully it is the sound of four very good friends who want to let other people into that space.” These may be small things, but observed with thought and care they come to make the world of Young Jesus.

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