Album Review: Younger — Night Milk

Listening to Night Milk, the latest album from Iowa City’s Younger (recorded at Magic Barn Studios, produced by Pete Becker and released by Little Village) I’m reminded of a time in the ’90s when it seemed that women everywhere were picking up guitars and making powerful and edgy new music. Record labels were signing them as fast as they could, and bands like the Breeders, Belly, Juliana Hatfield, Courtney Love’s band Hole, Veruca Salt, L7 and Garbage climbed the charts and were fixtures on video music channels. […]

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Listen to the first track from Younger’s forthcoming album

Younger at Mission Creek Festival Gabe’s — Wednesday, April 4 at 9:30 p.m. Following a string of shows revealing exciting new material, a new album from Iowa City alt-rock trio Younger is on the way. They sent Little Village the first single, TRASH, over the weekend. Check it out! The highly anticipated forthcoming album was […]

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Review: Mission Creek night three at Gabe’s — Maiden Mars, Younger and Cloud Nothings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On the third night of Mission Creek, Gabe’s featured a punk lineup that ended up showcasing the quality talent of the local Iowa City music scene. I had seen advertisements for Maiden Mars around town and knew they had been part of the Iowa Music Project compilation but had not seen them live. They […]

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Prairie Pop: Iowa City rockstars Younger bring new material to Mission Creek

For a band that was originally conceived as a goof, Younger has rapidly transformed into one of Iowa City’s best rock bands — exploding with energy, intricate arrangements, barbed lyrics and catchy hooks.

“We had talked about playing together for a long time,” drummer Sarah Mannix recalled. “I don’t think that we honestly believed it was going to be an actual band. I think we just got together more as a joke.” […]

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Photos: Adia Victoria, Younger at The Mill

Adia Victoria, Zak Neumann

It was only five months ago that Adia Victoria played a late set during the Mission Creek festival, but she couldn’t stay away for very long. The Nashville-based songwriter brought her band back to Iowa City once again, this time bewitching a solid crowd at The Mill with her own brand of gothic blues. Iowa City’s […]

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Bloated Kat punk fest brings Meat Wave, others to Gabe’s

Bloated Kat presents Bloated Saturday, featuring Meat Wave, with Lifestyles and Younger Gabe’s — Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m. This Saturday, Dallas Center, IA’s Bloated Kat Records descends on Gabe’s Iowa City with a huge swathe of its roster along with some guest phenoms for the first ever Bloated Kat Punk Fest. Tickets are […]

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No boys aloud: The Coathangers headline all-women bill at Trumpet Blossom

The Coathangers The Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. Mission Creek Festival hosts a night of punk, grunge and metal at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe tonight at 8 p.m. with three all-lady rock acts including Iowa City’s own Younger, L.A. Witch and Atlanta’s The Coathangers. The show is hot off the […]

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Just released: a new single from Iowa City’s Younger

New Younger!

Iowa City band Younger, who got a delightful bump to national fame in December when their self-titled debut album made ABC News’ list of the top 50 albums of the year, have certainly not been resting on those well-earned laurels. Instead, they’ve been back in the studio, making musical magic together again — and they’ve […]

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Album Reviews: Younger – Self-titled


The self-titled debut by Iowa City trio Younger nicely balances intricate arrangements with more hooks than a box full of fishing tackle. Many of their songs contain verse-chorus-verse-defying breakdowns and changes, though without sounding busy or proggy, like on the album’s lead track, “Street Rat.” Similarly, “Clash” begins with a lilting guitar riff and rumbling bass line that propels the first two verses before switching gears halfway through—slowing the tempo and descending into a spiral of three-part harmonized, interlocking bah-bah-baaaah vocals.

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Listen up: Younger premiere “Like A Wave,” the first single from debut LP

Iowa City rock band Younger, featuring local indie veterans Amanda Crosby, Rachel Sauter and Sarah Mannix (from Emperors Club, The Wandering Bears and others) are preparing for the release of their self-titled debut LP, engineered by Pete Becker. “It’s a killer fucking record that is currently changing my life.” wrote Becker in an email — […]

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