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Young Jesus: Welcome to Conceptual Beach

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Once a band has established its sound, two options arise: Stick to your guns and keep giving fans what they know they want or start exploring new artistic territory. Oftentimes, the choice to pursue a new aesthetic can lead to a string of unfocused or messy albums, even if the band's catalogue eventually improves. Miraculously, Los Angeles-based art rock outfit Young Jesus avoided any awkwardness while transforming its sound, introducing exciting opportunities without losing sight of what made ...

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Young Jesus: The Whole Thing Is Just There

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Young Jesus' sophomore release with Nebraska label Saddle Creek, The Whole Thing Is Just There, is an experimental, improvisational and accessible indie rock trip. The Los Angeles-based art rock quartet of singer and guitarist John Rossiter, keyboardist Eric Shevrin, bassist Marcel Borbon and drummer Kern Haug have been releasing music inspired by Rossiter's Chicago post-rock roots ever since their first independently released singles in 2010. The band's many influences shine through on The Whole Thing, from Shevrin's appreciation of experimentation ...


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