Youth Culture Forever is yet another marvel from PAWS, a splendid pop-punk record that shrugs off some of the cuddlier aspects of Cokefloat! and the band's loveable early singles in favor of a weightier, but also cleaner sound. It also finds PAWS asserting a firmer identity; while the primary influences of American '90s alternative rock (the Breeders, Pixies) are still present, there's no mistaking this iteration of PAWS for any other band. [READ MORE]Check out all of the great Youth Culture Forever on Spin quickly, before they take it down for the album's May 6 release date. And get your own paws dirty with their single "Tongues"—and check 'em out at the Doug Fir tonight.
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