Scottish band PAWS
are opening for We Are Scientists at the Doug Fir tonight, and you should go see them. Their second album, Youth Culture Forever
, comes out next week and is mighty fine—take a listen to the full-album stream over on Spin
. In the meantime, I wrote a thing about the band in the paper
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
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.