Even though Shelley claims their vision was never compromised at Geffen, the Youth’s new album on indie label Matador does seem to see the band invigorated and sounding fresher than they have in years.
Steve Shelley says:
“Geffen never entered the studio, we just made our records. We’re all grateful to be working with Matador, though, in a smaller environment. They understand us and they’ll be able to work with us well.”
“We had a nice relationship with Geffen at the beginning but things changed over the years. With Matador, we’re making new friends and forging new relationships. We’re all really happy to be involved with them.”
“The new album came together really quickly. We recorded it at our own studio in Hoboken, NJ, with John Agnello. He’s a wonderful guy to work with. We’re getting ready to play some of these songs live, which is exciting to us. For the past few years I’ve been using a new Brady kit with really oversized toms. The floor toms, for example, are 16"x16".”