Song of the Day: Your Youth – Thick Gold (Bodied)

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today‚Äôs song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Thick Gold (Bodied)” by Your Youth from the 2012 EP Battery on Old Flame Records.

Your Youth – Thick Gold (Bodied) (MP3)

A self-described “loud alternative band that doesn’t totally exist”, Your Youth combines all of 1994’s (the last year the word “alternative” meant anything) trademark sounds – lo-fi filters, anthemic slacker vocals, subtle pop melodies – and throws them into a garage-rock blender. The duo have a pair of EPs containing their messy and melodic guitar rock, and for every self-aware, angst-ridden lyric, they’ve got a guitar or vocal hook that’s twice as appealing. As jubilant as it is nostalgic, “Thick Gold (Bodied)” is an appropriate soundtrack to a late night party and watching the sun rise during the morning after. Built around a tumbling section and an arsenal of “yeah”s, the song picks up intensity when the band stomps on their distortion pedals, and when your forte is Pixes-style verse-chorus-verse, that’s a very good strategy.

Currently, Your Youth’s only booked show is on March 8th at XPO 929 in Brooklyn, but if they make it out west, you’ll read about it on their Bandcamp and Facebook. Watch the 2010 video for the band’s track “Diamond”, directed by Jay Buim below.

This entry was posted in KEXP, Song of the Day Podcast and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed


    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories