Youth Code, Night Sins
29 W. Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
YOUTH CODE are the latest addition to the Downwards Records family (home of PTP faves, Tropic Of Cancer, DVA Damas and Silent Servant aka Juan Mendez). Like Silent Servant, Youth Code are crossing wires between industrial and EBM, minimal synth and minimal techno. So heads up, fans of Throbbing Gristle, Severed Heads, Skinny Puppy, Front 242 and //Tense//, to say the very least.
"Night Sins is aural proof this side of the Atlantic that life does not walk so dark all over Europe alone. Emerging sometime around 2010 under the oppressive skies of Philadelphia, these overcast malcontents are fitly connected to a city engrossed in shadow-soaked vices and dilapidated architecture. Not to imply that there isn't a comforting sort of gloominess in this musical malaise, as Night Sins frolic down the musical path originally cut by The Sisters of Mercy and Clan of Xymox with enough hints of The Mission and extensions into 80's darkwave to produce memorable songwriting that stands on it's own. Bass and drums punch through the mist thick as thieves, guitar lines circle like falcons overhead, minimal synths street clean some of the residual dirt, and singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball's vocals confidently press into the intimate fog. There is a brilliant light in the midst of dimness, and Night Sins is carrying the torch." -Dean Troxell