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Emo pop punk rocker YOUTH FOUNTAIN searches for happiness in new single “Scavenger”

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Today emo pop punk band YOUTH FOUNTAIN lay bare their emotions towards life’s purpose in their new music video, “Scavenger”. This melancholy track is the first to be released off their upcoming album titled Keepsakes & Reminders set to release on November 5th. This single is sure to be a fan favorite as it captures the classic Youth Fountain sound and familiar lyrical content the band is known for:

“Scavenger is about tackling subject matters of trying to find a reason or purpose to keep on living and searching for what ‘happiness’ is to myself (and still not knowing what the answer really is). ” – Tyler Zanon

What began as a solo project by guitarist/vocalist Tyler Zanon in 2013 under the name Bedroom Talk eventually blossomed into a full-blown band by 2017, with the Vancouver-based Youth Fountain (then a duo) proudly announcing their presence with the debut single “Grinding Teeth” and a pair of Pure Noise Records releases that expertly toed the line between pop-punk fervor and more reflective emo moments.

Alternative Press hailed the band’s 2019 debut full-length, Letters To Our Former Selves, as one of the year’s very best, dubbing it the “perfect blend of emo-tinged punk to soundtrack reflecting on every single life decision you’ve ever made,” while North American tours with the likes of Free Throw, Can’t Swim, and Chris Farren cemented Youth Fountain’s sweat-soaked sound as something best experienced live – all while dodging a few stray elbows and overzealous crowd-surfers.

Now once again, Zanon finds himself as a solo artist following the departure of co-vocalist Cody Muraro in mid-2020 – but this time, he’s exactly where he wants to be. Youth Fountain’s most recent release, Letters To Our Former Selves – Acoustic EP, re-introduces Zanon’s project to the world, reimagining fan favorite material from the 2019 LP of the same name. The four-song collection tones down Youth Fountain’s trademark frenetic energy in favor of more subdued, melodic sensibilities, but expertly does so without sacrificing an ounce of the passion that captivated fans in the first place.

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If anything, his toxic-tongued lyricism – much of it pointed inward in intense self-reflection – reverberates even louder without a sonic wall shrouding it. Not content to let the more serene setting mellow him out, Zanon pushes his vocals to the limit across the EP, stepping into the spotlight with the confidence and chops to assuage those concerned about the band’s future.

With a new energy and determination empowering Zanon, there’s a lot on the horizon for Youth Fountain. He’s been spending the pandemic hard at work readying the next full-band LP, and re-centering himself on why he began making music in the first place. In many ways, this musical rebirth is the best thing that could have ever happened for him, a chance for him to fall back in love with his own songwriting ability and bravely dare to continue pushing its limits under no one’s terms but his own.

Youth Fountain will release their new LP, Keepsakes & Reminders via Pure Noise Records on November 5, 2021.

Youth Fountain are touring EU in February 2022 supporting Cory Wells.

February 3 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
February 4 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
February 5 – Münster, Germany @ Skaters Palace Cafe
February 6 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
February 7 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Z-Bau
February 9 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Club Cann
February 10 – Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kofmehl Raumbar
February 11 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
February 12 – Budapest, Hungary @ Robot
February 13 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Café V Lese
February 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Stengade
February 16 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
February 17 – Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
February 18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Indra
February 19 – Cologne, Germany @ MTC

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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