Influenced as much by Teenage Fanclub‘s heavy jangle as they are the noise-pop greatness of Slumberland Records‘ bands, Richmond Virginia’s Young Scum have a deep love of yesteryear’s guitar pop. What originally started as lead singer Chris Smith’s bedroom pop project evolved as local musician’s Taylor Haag, Ben Medcalf, and Brian Dove jumped on board to fill out the spare arrangements. All previous and current members of other VA bands, Young Scum is a local supergroup in their own right, exceptionally good at delivering simple, endearing guitar songs. Despite Smith’s borderline melancholy vocals, the band’s newly premiered EP, Zona, is an enduringly positive piece of music–songs about summer, nostalgia, leisure, love, and drinking too much soda and iced tea.
Stream Young Scum’s Zona EP, out now via Citrus City Records.