PAWS share track from ‘Youth Culture Forever’

PAWS share new track from forthcoming album 'Youth Culture Forever,' out May 6 via FatCat records. PAWS play their next show tonight in Cleveland, OH


Glasgow based pop-punk trio PAWS announce the follow up to their 2012 debut album‘Cokefloat!’ Their forthcoming album ‘Youth Culture Forever’ will be released May 6 onFatCat Records.

‘Youth Culture Forever’, the second album from PAWS which saw the band decamp to a studio in the woods just outside New York to hone and expand on the sound that saw their debut ‘Cokefloat!’

Recording at Adam Pierce’s (Mice Parade/ Swirlies) studio in the woods outside of New York City, PAWS produced the album themselves in an attempt to strive for the sound that they had always imagined for the band. As Phillip Taylor from the band says “It feels like everybody considers our debut LP to be ‘lo-fi’, which really bothered us as we felt it was the complete opposite by comparison to our early releases.” He states that he wanted ‘Youth Culture Forever’ to be “bigger and louder, softer and quieter” and to “present the potential of our dynamic range more accurately than the first album”. This can be heard right from the album’s opener, ‘Erreur Humaine’, which opens with Taylor playing a gentle, lilting guitar riff and ruminating on the end of a relationship with typical searing honesty before the full band explode into life, sounding heavier, fuller, and darker than ever before.

Of the album’s title Taylor explains that it came to the band when he and Josh Swinney’, PAWS’ drummer were watching an episode of the cartoon ‘Adventure Time’;

“One of the main characters screams “Youth Culture Forever!” jubilantly in an act of defiance towards an older character who was telling him that his new-fangled youthful ways of thinking and acting were silly and naïve. We just thought that it was a really great message. Life is forever changing and the problems we face as human beings are forever changing. The youth will always hold the potential to make change.”

Expanding on the theme, Taylor states that “Youth culture is forever changing but always retaining the same unmeasurable energy generation after generation. I want that energy to stay with me until I’m an old man, if I get that far.” His chances of doing so appeared slim at one point during the making of the album thanks to a terrifying run-in with a bear that had come out of the woods, but the band survived to make an album that captures that youthful energy and exuberance.


Youth Culture Forever
[FatCat Records]
Street Date: May 6, 2014

Track List:

1. Erreur Humaine

2. Tongues

3. Someone New

4. Owls Talon’s Clenching My Heart

5. Give Up

6. Alone

7. An Honest Romance

8. Narcissist

9. Let’s All Let Go

10. Great Bear

11. YCF

12. War Cry


Tour Dates:


04/23 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
04/24 Columbus, OH – The Basement
04/25 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/26 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
04/28 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
05/01 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
05/02 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
05/03 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
05/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
05/07 San Francisco, CA – Independent
05/08 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
05/09 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
05/10 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/11 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
05/14 Dallas, TX – Dada
05/15 Austin, TX – Red 7
05/16 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
05/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
05/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05/19 Raleigh, NC – Kings
05/20 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger

All dates w/ We Are Scientists




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