Youth Code are an LA duo who incorporate elements of industrial music, hardcore, and glitchy electronica into highly political music. Their new EP, A Place to Stand, follows last year’s self-titled album and features the excellent “Consuming Guilt”, along with remixes of four earlier Youth Code tracks by the likes of Sanford Parker, Clipping, God Module, and Silent Servant. It arrives September 23 via Dais.
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Sara Taylor and Ryan George are Youth Code, the industrial duo from Los Angeles that last year released its fantastic eponymous debut LP to great reception.
Consuming Guilt is the opening track of the new EP and the first song off it the band shared. From Skinny Puppy to raw, dirty punk rock to metal, the many influences of Youth Code are present and visible, yet their anger and intensity feel so refreshing and energizing, like taking a hard beating, only to come out of it as a new revived person. Youth Code are a force without even trying too hard. Self-described as raw, punishing, industrious electronics built from the seeds of hardcore and early Wax Trax, blending chaos with catchy dance undertones, Youth Code are worthy of the attention and the ones to keep an eye open for. This is industrial like back in the day when the term was used to describe acts like TG, Babyland or Pailhead. It has just the right vibe.