The press notes for Your Youth describe the Brooklyn band as “lo-fi gone hi-fi,” which is exactly right: the trio plays with the full-bore abandon of a ramshackle lo-fi act, but with the polish and precision of a radio-ready band.
It’s a tricky balance, and Your Youth does it exceedingly well on “Diamond,” the free song from the band’s forthcoming EP, “Aloha,” which is due Sept. 14 on Gigantic.
After starting with clean, chugging riff, the song barrels into a chorus that blends fast, bright cascading notes on guitar with a thick rhythm part so compressed it tumbles into warm overdrive. It’s all topped with sing-song vocals mixed right up front.
If you’re still looking for a summer anthem, “Diamond” could be your jam.