SAUNA YOUTH

DEATHS (UPSET THE RHYTHM)

SAUNA YOUTH - DEATHS 128319
Format:
1 CD
Release:
21.09.2018
Label:
UPSET THE RHYTHM
Kat.-Nr.:
128319
Barcode:
0828887110328
London-based punk band Sauna Youth are releasing their third album this September under the thrilling and fatal moniker Deaths.

The album will once again be released by Upset the Rhythm. The final part in a trilogy of LPs that started with Dreamlands in 2012 (wide-eyed, naive beginnings introducing listeners to the world the records inhabit), followed by Distractions three years ago (what happens while you're heading towards a destination, the unknowns, the unexpected outcomes), the songs that comprise Deaths are collectively about the act of finishing, an ode to `the ending'.

Creating this album was a working research project embodying what is sometimes the hardest part of musical endeavour: completing a record.

Making a new album is always daunting, but when all band members also have full-time jobs and other commitments it can also seem logistically impossible.

Then there is the nagging, unattainable perfectionism that can draw out a record for months or even years - an experience that didn't bear repeating.

When is something finished? Is finishing necessary to move on? The album was created and facilitated through a series of deadlines.

The recording studio was booked before any songs had been written. Having a deadline in advance allowed for productive freedom through limitation and finite time: five months to write the album, that was it.

This meant meeting every week to write no matter how many members could make it, filling in on each other's instruments (reminiscent of how side-project Monotony came about: writer's block in a Sauna Youth practice - removing yourself from your role in a band removes the old expectations) and using automatic writing processes.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PERCENTAGES
  • 1.2. UNREAL CITY
  • 1.3. LEISURE TIME
  • 1.4. IN FLUX
  • 1.5. PROBLEMS
  • 1.6. NO PERSONAL SPACE
  • 1.7. THE PATIO
  • 1.8. DISTRACTED
  • 1.9. VEILED CRITIQUE
  • 1.10. LAURA
  • 1.11. SWERVE
  • 1.12. THEATRE 83