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Watch Levitation Room’s “Crystal Ball” “Flowery Los Angeles Psychedelia”

“Sometimes when you trip you fall looking through a crystal ball.” In the new video for “Crystal Ball,” off their...
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Want to Write for What Youth? We’re (still) looking for contributing writers and interns for 2016

[Update: If you already sent through your work for our previous callout, we’re still in the process of going through...

Mac DeMarco Unveils New Website And a fan club, for all things Mac in case you need that in your life

Mac DeMarco, our favorite gap-toothed jokester, announced today more show dates to his 2016 North American Tour. More importantly, Mac...
No Parents, Music, Punk Rock

Listen to No Parents And prepare to feel alive again

Punk rock is a highly subjective musical genre. So when a band comes around flexing “punk” vibes, it’s hard not...
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The What Youth Holiday Wish List The rad stuff you need to buy (or have someone buy for you)

Well, we’re here. The holiday season. The scent of consumerism and dead birds is wafting through the crisp air. There...

Listen to Small Black New Order’s nephew from America maybe

Small Black is a Brooklyn based band (formed in Portland, Oregon) that plays an eclectic blend of electronic shoe gaze...

Watch Tracy Bryant’s “Subterranean” video An exclusive premiere music video from the frontman of Corners

Tracy Bryant, frontman and founder of LA’s post-punk experimentalists Corners, debuted his first solo effort in 2014, the split cassette...

Listen to Drug Cabin New folk psyche for your cruising pleasure

I saw Drug Cabin play a couple weeks ago in Bandit Town and they really blew me away. I mean,...
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Watch Deap Vally’s Video “Royal Jelly” Starring extra sexy Georgia May Jagger

Badass uber babe rock duo Deap Vally — yes, intentionally misspelled, get over it — premiered their video for “Royal...

Listen to Will Ivy In an exclusive What Youth song premiere of “Scrap Plastic”

Will Ivy has been making music since he was a teenager. He’s contributed to a bevy of bands – Dream...
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Watch Winter’s New Video For “All The Things You Do”

Winter, the self-proclaimed “dreamy star-projecting” band fronted by Samira Winter, is just what the hangover doctor called for this morning...
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Listen to Walter Featuring members of Meatbodies, Ducktails, and SadGirl

If there weren’t enough fuzzy garage quasi-proto psychedelic bands popping up in the musical stratosphere already, let me introduce you...

The Black Lips brought the swamp And their signature soul blues punk sermon to CA

Punk is not dead. It lives in Atlanta. And the proof was right there at The Black Lips show, where...
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Watch Wand’s Sensory Bending Video For “Sleepy Dog,” off their new album, 1000 Days

 Wand, the LA heavy hitters who sloshed through 3 albums in 13 months since their creation last year, premiered a...
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Watch Deerhunter’s New Video “Living My Life” A psychedelic liquid visual hallucination directed by Bradford Cox

The new video for Deerhunter’s “Living My Life” is, well, for lack of a better word, trippy. Directed, photographed and...
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Cass McCombs Announces New Album Out December 11th on Domino Records

Cass McCombs remains, as ever, an enigma. No one’s ever really sure what he’s up to, or where he’s living,...

Stream Summer Twins new album “Limbo” Out now on Burger Records

The babes of Summer Twins look like angel babies who like ice cream, roller skate rinks and Lisa Frank stickers...
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Watch Keith Richards: Under The Influence Tonight’s Netflix and chill

Keith Richards. The legend, the human riff. He’s responsible for some of the best guitar writing in musical history. Not...
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Listen to Childbirth, “Women’s Rights” Political and hilarious girl punk

Whatever happened to gritty girl power punk rock? Bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Huggy Bear and Babes in Toyland rocked...
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Misfit Lefts and Rights Taj Burrow vs. Dion Agius set to The Misfits

Every day it seems to get harder and harder to sift through the endless web clips to find something that makes...
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Listen to The Garden Orange County’s ever evolving punk crusaders

The Garden will most likely hate being referred to as punk crusaders, but since their birth as a band in...
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Watch White Fang’s New Video “Bong Rip” Directed by Workaholics’ Kyle Newacheck

Portland heroes White Fang unleashed a hilarious ripping video for “Bong Rip” a couple weeks ago, to go in hand...

Watch new Froth video “Nothing Baby” directed by Riley Blakeway

Riley Blakeway has directed another musical masterpiece for the band Froth. We already saw the music video he did for...

Listen to: Emotional More bliss for your ears, ’cause summer aint done yet

Summer is showing no signs of stopping. The water is beyond warm, the surf is fun and our popsicles fully melted....
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Listen to: Zombi A dark-synth punch to the brain

Zombi is an instrumental heavy prog rock band who for the better part of the last decade has been playing...
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Listen to Chastity Belt Cool chicks making good music

Chastity Belt started out as a “joke band” in college, playing house parties for a bunch of drunk bros and...
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Listen to METZ Noise rock from Toronto

Editor’s note: Those of you who have What Youth Issue 11 will remember METZ from Chris Cote’s very LOUD interview...
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Dead Moon goes off Berserktown II in Santa Ana, CA

After getting kicked, my glasses flying, earring pulled (lol, I know right), beer splashing on my camera and tons of...

Listen to CG Roxanne and the Nightmares And catch them live at Echo Park Rising tonight

Tired of all the jangly, bubble-gum pop and shoe gaze indie amalgamations cluster-fucking their way into the music scene like...
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Dead Moon to Play Berserktown II This weekend at the Observatory in Santa Ana

What are you doing this weekend? Staring at your computer? Sitting at the bar waiting for your friends to call...

Listen to Dick Diver New Music for your morning/noon/night

Get your minds out of the gutter. The name of Melbourne, Australia band Dick Diver is based on the main character...

Watch: Brixton Broadcast Barcelona 7 Bands, 2 Nights, 1 amazing city

You can’t just buy a movement. You have to sweat, rock, drink, swerve, stay out all night and let it...

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