Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Young Dudes kind of Rock

Young Dudes are a Minneapolis quartet who recently released their first record via Afternoon Records. They play beer-swilling, fight-inducing, rock & roll party music without a hint of pretension. They've got tight instrumentation, guitar riffs for days, and pounding drums that romp along at fevered pace that is sure to get you moving.

So far the Young Dudes only have eight songs to their name, but they've got the chops to go toe-to-toe with just about any rock band that is currently saturating the mainstream. Their album is a concise 30 minutes of no frills rock that doesn't wear thin with repeated listening. Even though it has only been released on vinyl, if you order the record they'll hook you up with the mp3s to boot. If you've been waiting for some extra motivation to dust off that old record player in your closet, this might be the one for you.
You can stream the album at Virb, and get more of everything at Afternoon Records.