Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Young Veins - Change

In 2008, Panic! At The Disco was on top of the world.  The pop-punk band had just released the follow up to their massively successful debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, that year.  Their sophomore album, Pretty. Odd., wasn't quite as successful as their previous album, but that doesn't mean they should have expected what was to come.  In July of 2009, the band's bassist, Jon Walker, and guitarist, Ryan Ross, announced they were leaving the group.  With half of the band gone, Panic! At The Disco was left in a tough spot.  Meanwhile, the two former members started a new band of their own.  In the summer of 2009, The Young Veins were formed.

Their song "Change" has distinct classic rock influences.  It sounds very similar to Panic! At The Disco's, Pretty. Odd. album.  The same retro 60's influence can be heard.  While this isn't a bad sound, it makes me wonder why they left P!ATD in the first place.  Sure, theirs no orchestra or horn section, but a lot has remained unchanged.  The main difference is the lack of Brendon Urie's vocals.  The vocals in the song are great for the vibe that they're going for, very distinct.

The Young Veins need to be seen as an entire band of it's own.  The association with Panic! At The Disco might bring their chance at success down.  At the same time, fans of their previous band might also support them.  It's a tough situation that they're in.  I would download "Change" if you like classic rock 'n rock music.  That's probably the best genre to categorize the band into.  Their upcoming debut album, Take A Vacation!, will tell listeners which direction they are headed in.

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