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Stream the Young Leaves’ Jagged Sludge-Punk Offering ‘Alive and Well’

Baldy Longhair set to unleash New England trio's latest album on October 1

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // September 24, 2013

“Elvis Costello fronting Dinosaur Jr.” That’s how a friend of the Young Leaves describes the Massachusetts trio’s particular brand of distortion-drenched poesy. Indeed, frontman Christopher Chaisson’s deep croon resembles that of the Wise Up Ghost singer, and the chunky sludge churned by the group’s rhythm section could have very well been brewed by the Amherst-born Dino. But the Young Leaves’ latest album, the fast-approaching Alive and Well, feels like its own snaggletoothed beast: A 10-track collection that drapes its bruised heart in an avalanche of noise. Stream it below.