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Our Page 1 Rewrite The first page of What Youth Issue 18

Editor’s Note: Here’s what I wrote to introduce you to Issue 18. Click here if you wanna see how it looks on the page and in the mag — where it looks best.—Travis “I am having a hallucination now, I don’t need drugs for that.” —Thomas Pynchon I don’t even think we meant for this…

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RIP Chester Bennington The Linkin Park frontman apparently had a bigger impact on all of us than we thought

Editor’s note: This a weird one. Linkin Park might not be a band you’d anticipate seeing news on from us after learning about lead singer Chester Bennington taking his own life. But Linkin Park is interesting.  They are probably the first band that somehow has had a weird impact on every single person and age demographic…

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Listen to Decent Criminal A throw back to everything we love about 90’s rock

We love the 90’s, especially anything that reminds us of KROQ and angst-ridden garage rock ballads to please our eternally teenage brains. So it goes without saying that we’re vibing on Santa Rosa’s Decent Criminal and their new single “Deviant,” off their second album Bloom, out October 13th on Dodgeball Records. The track is loud, upbeat,…

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Watch Mitch Crews All Over the Map One of the most well-done edits we’ve seen

Mitch Crews is a fun dude to run into. And by the looks of it, he’s been running into people all over the world, and more than likely blowing their mind with ripping like this. Give it some gold stars, this is a really good part.

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Kevin Terpening Shows Off His New Shoe The shoe is good but the skating is better

We’ve been very fortunate to have been on many trips with Terps, and he still continues to amaze. This part got us very hyped this morning. The shoe fits. Watch our Fairly Normal with Kevin:  

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Guantanamo Baywatch Drop New Single “Blame Myself” off forthcoming album, Desert Center

Guantanamo Baywatch, our favorite surf punks paving their jams in the sand, have a new album coming out August 4th on Suicide Squeeze, and it may very well be the soundtrack for all your summer BBQs. Their new single “Blame Myself,” a contagious lament that blends proto-grunge vibes with an oldies flare, reminds me of…

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An Afternoon with Thomas Campbell He talks art, his new film and becoming a creator and innovator with Vissla

Thomas Campbell is making a new movie. The first visions of which are inside Issue 18, featuring Ryan Burch and Craig Anderson, as well as some original artwork on the pages of the magazine. Above he checks in about his latest thoughts on surfing, industry, art and getting older from his studio in Bonny Doon,…

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Do you even Subscribe? If you do there’s a good chance you’ll end up with more than just a magazine…

We’ve been talking about offering these for like five years now. Seriously. But today, we have achieved our goal and we can finally officially say that you can subscribe to What Youth. Pay once, get 4 issues. It’s that simple really. And we might as well let you in on a little secret: If you…

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Listen to The War On Drugs Their new album drops August 25th

Remember The War On Drugs? The indie wonders from Phillie are back after a three year pause with new album...
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Watch the trailer for “Perilous Sea” A frozen movie shot exclusively in the North Atlantic

Perilous Sea is looking to be the first surf film shot entirely on the different rugged shores of the North...
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Photo Credit: Rhyan Santos On the road with Cherry Glazerr, No Parents, LA WITCH and more

A few moths ago Rhyan Santos sent over a batch of 268 images for his “Photo Credit” feature. We flipped...
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WY Premiere: The Crowleys Listen to the psych-surf sounds of “L.A Sunset”

The Crowleys, a four-piece from Hamilton, Ontario, sound like they’ve been riding waves and hitting the sun scorched shores of...
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Watch Local Natives’ New Video For single “The Only Heirs”

“This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is...
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Illegal Civ Barcelona The footage they didn’t use for IC3

Illegal Civ took a skate trip to Barcelona, this is all the footage they aren’t using for IC3 from this...
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Malakai Montes, Long Beach, Ca 2017 Back Den 119

“malakai montes in long beach, california, 6/08/17. i love seeing diy spots pop up. shot on a canon Eos 5d...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 021: Another month in the hot streets and sands of the world

We spent a lot of time in our own lizardy backyard this month, seeing how it’s summer and everyone seems...
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What’s Gnarhunters? Well we’ll be damned if it isn’t Elissa Steamer’s new company (and this video made us laugh)

Elissa Steamer is a badass. And she was probably your Tony Hawk Pro Skater character often. She recently launched a...

WHAT YOUTH EATS: RAW The first in a Series: Albacore Crudo

For the next couple of weeks, I’m going raw. This isn’t some nonsense trendy food fad out of Beverly Hills:...
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The What Youth “Forest” Font How our new T-Shirt and Sweatshirt grew out of the roots of evil

A while ago I hit a wall with the same music I’ve been listening too for the last few months....
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Ian Crane in his backyard Ripping his…Lost V3 Stealth in CA

Yesterday we were watching Brother  and were immediately were reminded of why we love Crane. He rips. He’s funny. Definitely fun...

Spanky’s “Time Wiper” Pack Emerica releases a new capsules based on rad in-flight napkin drawings from Kevin “Spanky” Long

You know that downtown you’re inevitably faced with when traveling? Staring at the back of the seat with a a...
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Artist Series: Mike Watt Episode 010: A punk rock knowledge drop from the iconic bass player of Minutemen

He is Mike Watt — a punk-rock legend (of the Minutemen) and he spits truth. Always has and shows no...
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WY Premiere: Black Sea Watch their video for new single “Apprehension Review”

Local dream gaze heartbreakers Black Sea, the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cole Devine, are finally releasing their debut album, Disappointing...
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Oh Sees Release New Track And it might melt your brain

Oh Sees, formerly known as Thee Oh Sees, have leaked a new single from their upcoming album Orc, out August...
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The WY Dead Writers T-Shirt Before it’s gone here’s why it exists

We still read…actual books even. And while a lot of our favorite writers are long gone, their influence is still...
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Listen to Melkbelly And watch their video for “Kid Kreative”

Melkbelly, a Chicago four-piece forged in the depths of the city’s DIY underground, are about as noisy and raw and...
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Watch “Brixton Union in the Park” Get a new office and this is how you break it in

Brixton recently relocated to a new building, and their skate park got a massive upgrade. Here team riders and friends...
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WY Premiere: Sunshine & the Blue Moon Watch their new video for “Buffalo Child”

Ontario-based Sunshine & the Blue Moon know how to make a politically conscious idea translate smoothly into song. Their new...
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Watch new short film “Shoulder” Directed by Riley Blakeway and based on the theme “First love in the face of mental instability.”

Riley Blakeway used to make surf films. But he’s long gone from that and clearly on to bigger and better...
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Behind the scenes: PACCBET A video look at the Russian skateboard scene Tolia Titaev and Gosha Rubchinskiy have created

Inside What Youth Issue 18 Julian Klincewicz pens a wonderful description of the rapidly growing skateboarding scene in Russia blooming...
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Watch Colin Moran bring the layback California and Mexico delight in this

California and Mexico have been really good. I mean, for summer, it’s been pretty damn fun. As Colin Moran’s new...
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WY Premiere: “Superior (Gitchi Gami)” A Cannes-accepted Super 8 film by Laura-Lynn Petrick

Laura-Lynn Petrick, one of my favorite photographers, also happens to be an incredibly talented director. So it was no surprise...

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