Ah, youth. Kids are somehow older than their age these days. The internet can weather a mind right quick. Luckily, it keeps old fogies in their late 20’s young at heart…and anonymously secure. I could be 42. You. Just. Don’t. Know. So when I say that Pennsylvania quartet Edelweiss, is young – ages 15-17 – it shouldn’t mean much. A motivated tyke can learn guitar from YouTube if he sets his Sesame Street heart to it. But when you listen to the quality of their brand new single: “Icarus”, you should be surprised by how fluid the sounds flow, and how well right they throw homage to the likes of Foals or early Minus the Bear and Bloc Party. It’s all centered around tapping guitar rhythms and snappy bass underlay. You know you’re not an elitist when the kids (these days) can win your ears over. Neat stuff.
They have a new EP out July 12th, entitled Pre-Columbians. It was produced by Jeremy Sklarsky (Freelance Whales, Morning Benders) at Threshold Studios in New York. Jeez. Somebody knew somebody. Saunter on over to their Kickstarter page to pledge allegiance.