The Charming Youngsters: Middleweights 12"
The Charming Youngsters began nearly a decade ago, with a few college kids in Greenville, North Carolina, launching it to some extent as a vehicle for parties. But the 10 tracks of Middleweightsperfectly capture the woes, prospects and decisions of the period when late adolescence begins to slip into adulthood. Ennui battles anxiety. Real-world exigencies mitigate snuggles. Faithfulness stares down doubt. A nervy mix of jangling pop and shoegazing rock soundtrack this internal turmoil as bandleader Nolan Smock airs both worry and wonder. -The Independent
Limited Press of 100 copies available on Coke Bottle Colored Vinyl