When people think about San Francisco and its iconic music scene, many tend to reflect upon the psychedelic days of yore when mind-altering substances took hold. Musicians were laid-back souls who used ambiance to create a mood that embodied a very specific time and place. It doesn’t seem like much has changed on Young Prisms‘ upcoming full-length release for Kanine Records, Friends For Now.
Keeping some of the free-spirited nature of their home state alive in their songs, the San Franciscan quintet update the musical mindset of the 1960s and provide us with an alternative view of what it means to be young in California. The self-proclaimed slackers also embody everything their peace-loving counterparts weren’t and everything angsty teenagers want in their music today. They’re loud, noisy and unapologetic. They want to take you along for the ride yet don’t really care if you come at all.
In addition to album news, Young Prisms will heading out on the road for a 16-date trek, kicking off with multiple appearances at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. Joined by Small Black and Class Actress, the tour is scheduled to hit the band’s hometown of San Francisco on November 6th before coming to a close in the Kanine home base of Brooklyn, NY on November 21st. Matthew Dear and Maserati are also scheduled to appear on select dates.
Friends For Now is scheduled for release on January 18th. For a sneak peek of the album, you can stream the track Eleni at the Young Prisms MySpace page.
Friends For Now Tracklist
01. Friends For Now
02. If You Want To
05. In Your Room
06. All Day Holiday
08. Feel Fine
09. I Don’t Get Much
10. Stay Awake
Young Prisms 2010 Tour Dates:
11/03 San Diego, CA @ Casbah * #
11/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo * #
11/06 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent * # %
11/08 Portland, OR @ Holocene * #
11/09 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project * #
11/10 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club * #
11/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
11/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/15 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
11/17 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ^
11/18 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
* = w/ Small Black
# = w/ Class Actress
% = w/ Matthew Dear
^ = w/ Maserati