Youngblood showcases punk/indie scene vet Jeff Berman at his finest; blending a captivating songwriting style with profound, heart-wrenchingly vulnerable lyrics. Fans and critics concur: from the first catchy-as-hell single, ‘Melissa Militia’ to the poetically-personal title track, to the anthemic album closer, ‘Gin’ to the CMJ ranked single,’Ego and Nothing More’ to the ominously dark, ‘kateiswar’, Youngblood is an important and compelling album and DIVIDED HEAVEN’s best work to date.
Youngblood was recorded and produced in Los Angeles by Charlie Stavish (who continues to work with the likes of Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, etc.) with the exception of the track ‘Melissa Militia’ which was recorded and produced by the legendary Stephen Egerton (of the Descendents and ALL).
(FFO: Paul Westerberg/The Replacements, Green Day, Ryan Adams, Saves The Day)
2) The Worst
3) Melissa Militia
5) Mass Ave
6) P. Levi
7) Musser Park
8) Crooked Smiles / Brutal Miles
9) Ego and Nothing More
10) Safety-Pinned Heart
11) Kew Gardens