Never Young make the kind of melodic hardcore that refuses to be categorized as such, and they’re arguably one of the most aggressively promising bands to come out of the Bay Area in recent years. I saw the band open for Big Ups and hometown heroes Weekend in San Francisco over the summer, and I got that tingly feeling during their set that comes when you watch an exciting young band force their lukewarm audience into submission. I’ve been looking forward to hearing new music from them ever since. “Stress Hed,” which premiered at The Fader today, is the first single we’ve heard from the band since they released their debut self-titled EP on the local Father/Daughter Records back in March. The song is part of a three-song EP (a tringle, if you will) that they recorded with Deafheaven producer Jack Shirley. That will be out this coming Friday, but you can listen to “Stress Hed” now.
NY Singles is out 9/22 via Father/Daughter. Pre-order it here.