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L.A. Unheard: Young Hunting's killer folk

September 29, 2010 | 11:24 am

Young Hunting

Editor's note: Every week, our colleagues at Brand X’s L.A. Unheard column unearth one of L.A.’s best undiscovered acts.

The band: Young Hunting, an Echo Park quintet that's already earning blog love from the likes of I Guess I'm Floating and Yvynyl.

The sound: The group's Bandcamp page describes them, perhaps ironically, as chillwave; they're chill, yes, but the group bears little resemblance to the hazy beat-oriented '80s revivalism of acts such as Neon Indian or Washed Out. With their woozy harmonies and reverb-soaked guitars, Young Hunting is more in line with the drug-tinged balladry of New Jersey's Real Estate, Seattle's Fleet Foxes or America's, ahem, America.

The details: The group's self-released "Into Yr Mind/Sonata" 7" is out now via K Records distribution -- find it around town at Vacation Vinyl and Origami Vinyl. They'll celebrate its release with an Echo Curio performance Wednesday night.

The rest: Click over to Brand X to hear more from the band and download an MP3 of "Into Yr Mind."

-- David Greenwald

Photo: Young Hunting on its home turf in Echo Park. Credit: Cheryl A. Guerrero / For Brand X