Young Widows
The Story

The DC/Chicago/Louisville connection has been long-standing triangle of similar ideas, ethics and sounds, and Louisville, Kentucky’s Young Widows keep that spirit alive. From the reverb-drenched inspiration of the Regulator Watts/Hoover family to the bass and drums lock-groove perfected by Shellac and the Jesus Lizard, Young Widows gladly wears influences on its sleeve (their song “Glad He Ate Her” even gives a knowing wink to the Jesus Lizard’s “Gladiator”). Of course, the inventive guitar work, a signature of guitarist/vocalist Evan Patterson’s bands throughout his years in Breather Resist, Black Cross and The National Acrobat, is still intact and at its peak here. The rhythm section of bassist Nick Thieneman and drummer Geoff Paton (also both former members of Breather Resist) lays down syrup-thick grooves, recalling the best of the ‘90s output from the Northeast U.S. (think Melvins, Karp, and maybe even Nirvana), and at times even British post-punk, ala Gang Of Four… But, hell, we don’t want to go too far… It’s basically solid, grooving, hypnotic, heavy noise-rock… The comparisons are for reference only. This is a new band, a new sound, a new idea: Young Widows.


Discography

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CD | Colored Vinyl LP | Digital Download
September 2006
News
YOUNG WIDOWS JOIN MODERN LIFE IS WAR FOR MIDWEST TOUR
YOUNG WIDOWS will be joining MODERN LIFE IS WAR for a string of Midwest tour dates starting this Friday. All dates are listed below. Always check the...
YOUNG WIDOWS ON TOUR NOW
YOUNG WIDOWS have set out on another tour, which includes dates with THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, Russian Circles, and Pelican. The tour will make a stop...
YOUNG WIDOWS JOIN THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES ON THE ROAD
Having just arrived from their European tour, YOUNG WIDOWS are back on the road here at home. This time, the band is joining THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES...