Young Widows "Decayed: Ten Years of Cities, Wounds, Lightness, and Pain (Temporary Residence)"
Wondering how long the band Young Widows has been around? Well, they’ve made researching that fact easy with the name of their new odds and sods collection on Temporary Residence. Decayed: Ten Years of Cities, Wounds, Lightness, and Pain. But unlike a lot of b-sides and one-off collections, not only does Decayed coalesce like a natural album, but it somehow excels as a collection. For a band that has a sound that’s hard to nail down, they’ve done a great job of gathering a grouping of their noisy, heavy, psych-heavy post-punk together. Brutal and beautiful at the same time, these songs are all stand-outs. Half the time it’s like The Jesus Lizard is covering Bonnie “Prince” Billy songs. At other times they are the obvious peers of other modern metal masters like MY DISCO and Coliseum. Check out “Checked In/Out” and marvel how one band’s ephemera could be another band’s stand out tracks.