alternative rock/soul band blame the youth challenges ideas about the taboo in debut ep “the hourglass”

May 26, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Blame The Youth is a new band with a star on the rise. Made up entirely of musicians of color, the quartet is all about breaking down boundaries, including boundaries of genre. Naming Erykah Badu, Haitus Kaiyote, The Contortionist, Animals as Leaders and James Blake among their influences, Blame The Youth describes themselves as “an eclectic mix of alternative and soulful sounds with a little rock and jazz,” but their distinctive sound can’t be named so much as experienced. And you can experience it now with their debut EP, Hourglass, on which they boldly tackle issues regarding identity and the norm vs. taboo, all to ear-pleasing melodies. Check out the six track offering on Soundcloud below!:

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