Exclusive: Youth Fountain Get Heartfelt And Retro In Their New Video
Though they’re an up-and-coming act, Vancouver’s Youth Fountain feel like a band out of your past. The emo duo’s brand of hearts-on-their-sleeves punk rock feels so raw and young that one can’t help but wonder if these dudes were peers of Taking Back Sunday and Saves The Day back in the early 2000s. This isn’t incidental, either; the title of the band’s upcoming new album is Letters To Our Former Selves, giving fans the immediate sense that they long for, or even worry about, the people they once were.
Youth Fountain’s latest video for the track Ache ups the ante on that. The whole thing is recorded in shaky-cam home video style, and features a mix of the band playing out in front of a house and various footage of everyday sites from youth — an airplane overhead, a family on an outing. It has the vibe of a home video you found in a box in the attic and watch with tears in your eyes.
“Our track Ache is the most barebones, stripped down songs on the album acts as an interlude/half way point on the record,” says Youth Fountain’s Tyler Zanon. “We decided to go out with an old DV camcorder and film some mundane, significant spots where we’re from - seemed to just vibe well with the overall tone of the single.
“The topics we wrote about on ‘Ache’ tend to sum up what the whole record is about - the ongoing struggle with mental illness for most of my adolescent life, finding a sense of relief through writing music and lyrics about those inner issues and attempting to burry those parts of who I’ve been.”
Check out the video for Ache below:
Take a look at the cover for Letters To Our Former Selves below:
Youth Fountain’s Letters To Our Former Selves is available for preorder before its release this Friday, March 8th, via Pure Noise Records.
Make sure to catch Youth Fountain live at one of the following dates:
5 - Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
6 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
9 - Denver, CO @ Streets of London Pub
11 - Kansas City, MO @ The Rino
12 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar Lounge
14 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
15 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
16 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
17 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
20 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
21 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
22 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
23 - Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
24 - Erie, PA @ Ballet Haus *
25 - Columbus, OH @ Donatos Basement *
27 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Irving Theater *
28 – St. Paul, MN @ Caydence Records *
31 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre *
2 - Calgary, AB @ Tubby Dog *
3 - Edmonton, AB @ The Buckingham *
4 - Kelowna, BC @ Munnins *
5 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar*
6 - Vancouver, BC @ SBC Restaurant *
* - Indicates Youth Fountain headline show
Sumac mastermind and ex-ISIS frontman Aaron Turner discusses what his recent improv collaboration means for the band.
Note to self: No high fives from Orange Goblin.