Youth of the Beast recording with The Magik Magik Orchestra
Here is a snipit of us recording our new music - featuring cello and viloin from The Magik Magik Orchestra. The new songs will be out in January!
Youth of the Beast is Adrian Symcox and Blake Carver. Acoustic Folk Pop from California. Their songs combine the personal with the political.
Adrian lives in San Francisco, Blake in Santa Ana.
The duo met at a backyard party in LA. They quickly bonded over their mutual respect for all things analogue and vintage. Talk of collaboration soon followed.
Adrian and Blake set about the business of recording some songs. Their goal was to make music that was well-crafted and catchy. Even more importantly, they aimed to avoid music industry trends and create something genuine, something true to their own experiences and tastes. The result was their debut album, Seventy Seven.
Video by Drew Carver
Written by Adrian and produced by Blake, Seventy Seven was released in September 2012 on vinyl and digital download. The album has been met with critical acclaim.
Listen to Seventy Seven here.
"Clever wordplay and implausibly catchy melodies." -Seattle Post Intelligencer
"The strong Nick Cave like vocals from Adrian Symcox really carry each and every song." - Austin Town Hall
"Offering up a hint of punk radicalism, with classy vocals and smooth guitars, Seventy Seven should be the next album for your collection." -Oaktown Indie Mayhem
The band's live shows incorporate a rotating cast of musical collaborators who fill out the sound and help make each show a unique experience.
Photos by Jacob Rodriguez
Youth of the Beast interview in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Singer/ songwriter, Adrian Symcox is also a graphic artist who oversees the band's visual propaganda.
Blake Carver, the band's guitarist and producer is an audiophile and multi-instrumentalsit with a pension for vintage and analogue equipment. Much of "Seventy Seven" was recorded in his home studio. Blake also played many of the instruments heard on the album.