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Debut CD on Geoff Mullen's label, featuring new music from Providence, RI. "Here it is...a year in the making...a collection of new music from one of the most fertile and constantly changing locales in the union. Featuring over two hours of music and spread out over thirty-eight tracks, Rare Youth brings together some of the most exciting artists at work in Providence right now: Work/Death, Kites, Black Pus, Xerxes, Heart2Heart, Russian Tsarcasm, Blue Shift, Lazy Magnet, Byron House, Teenage Waistband, Black Forest/Black Sea, Unicorn Hard-On, Synb, Leif Goldberg, Siege Engine, Lucky Dragons AND MANY MANY MORE. Sequenced to highlight the great diversity of musical stylings in this small town, this CD takes you on a smooth ride down the many colorful roads of: power pop psych noise, abandoned dronescapes, reckless free improvisation, emo power electronics, late night elven dance music, epic psych rock, shredded throat guitar doom, john carpenter-esque synth despair, witty no-fi punkish noise, genuine teenage love songs, total garbage, marching bands, etc. etc. With the attention that Providence has received for being a hub of louder-than-life, experimental music/art, this compilation tries to provide an updated snapshot of the current subterranean goings-on. It includes many of the artists who are responsible for bringing such acclaim and attention to this small community -- Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus), Mat Brinkman, Leif Goldberg, Jo Dery, Christopher Forgues -- while also calling attention to some of the new and young artists who are taking things in different and exciting directions -- Russian Tsarcasm, Alberich, Heart2Heart, Blue Shift, Summer City, Byron House. There are also a handful of tracks featuring visiting artists (Pedestrian Deposit, Brian Miller and Kevin Shields...). Hand-packaged in a double-CD gatefold sleeve."