Alright, enough of the pretty. Switching gears, this has been scratching that Royal Trux itch of late – say, if paired with Spacemen 3’s Forged Prescriptions and the Velvet Underground’s ’67 Gymnasium bootleg. The three tracks below hail from the reissue of the Philadelphia based Lantern’s second cassette release, Burned Youth. The release gathers up highlights culled from the band’s material circa 2009-2011. Let this wash you clean.

MP3: Lantern :: Bleed Me Dry
MP3: Lantern :: The Healing Force
Lantern :: Alap/Emily

9 Responses to “Lantern :: Burned Youth (Cassette)”

  1. Good call on the Spaceman 3 tip — a reference point I was searching for, but couldn’t quite place, with these guys. Been loving this joint.

  2. whoa – nice find. haze for daze.

  3. dont royal trux members have some new project out too?

  4. Hope they release in this format. Production is perfect.

  5. @deejay yeah man, Black Banannas:

  6. Love this gang! Their 7″ on Mammoth Cave (a Canadian label consistently hitting it out of the park) has stayed near my turntable since its release.

  7. […] From deep down in the Philadelphia underground comes Lantern, a skuzzy, scrappy, garage/rock band led by Montreal-transplant Zachary Fairbrother.  Fairbrother has spoken in interviews about his love for The Rolling Stones, and Burned Youth, their new collection of outtakes and unused songs from 2009-2011, certainly shows a deep love for the world’s greatest rock & roll band, especially the big hits and fazed cookies of the band’s early days.  In fact some of these tracks sound like dead ringers to early Stones’ classics – I half expect him to start singing “love is love, and not fade away” during “I Don’t Know” or bust into the chorus of “The Last Time” during opener “Bleed Me Dry”.  Burned Youth also features a couple of extended, droning jams that draw from mid-period VU and a handful of proto-punk workouts that recall early Stooges.  So yeah, they get some cred points for the influences, but Burned Youth is much more than just an exercise in rehashing the classics.  With a degree in music composition, Fairbrother has no problem mixing melodies that stick in your head with dirty, minimalist rock & roll arrangements.  This is some real good shit.  Lantern has released a series of cassettes and 7” singles over the past year or two, much of which is available on their Bandcamp page for cheap.  Highly recommended, and big time props. […]

  8. Wow. I love this

  9. Oh so nice.

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