Young Scum

by Young Scum

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Getting old is inevitable. And in the latter half of your 20s, it begins to finally set in. things that you once enjoyed now seem like a waste of time, a reminder of how little time you have. Young Scum’s self-titled debut LP delves into that melancholy feeling of losing time and how to hold on to the people and memories that make everything worth it.

Sharing the same power poppy jangle of their previous EP ‘Zona’, this 8 track album further showcases Young Scum’s ability to craft pop songs that have you dancing along and then maybe shedding a tear afterward. Songs about losing friends, having shitty jobs, freaking out about your future, and of course wasting time.

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released July 6, 2018

Young Scum is:
Chris Smith: vocals, guitar
Ben Medcalf: guitar
Ali Mislowsky: bass, vocals
Nate Rubin: drums

Recorded by Tim Falen and Mitch Clem
Mixed and Mastered by Mitch Clem
Thank you to Citrus City and Pretty Olivia as always for releasing our music!

This record was primarily recorded at Tim’s practice space behind Hardywood in Winter 2017. It went through a few changes and we re-recorded some tracks with Mitch later that winter at Chris and Ali’s house: Sloth Sanctuary.

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Track Name: Wasting Time
I stayed up too late again. I told myself this was the end. Of this stupid routine. Well, we’ll see.
Was I naive to think at 25 I’d have at least, one thing figured out? Without a doubt.

I’m wasting my time. I don’t know I don’t know why. I’m wasting my time. I do it all the time. I’m wasting my time. I don’t know don’t know why.

Sad for no real reason. Really hating this season. Waiting for a change. That’ll never come.
Can I ever be content? Knowing that each day I spend is another missed chance? No I can’t.

I’m wasting my time. I don’t know I don’t know why. I’m wasting my time. I do it all the time. I’m wasting my time. I don’t know don’t know why.
Track Name: Freak Out
Saturday freak out again, i know it’s hard on you, it’s hard on me too.
Promise it won’t happen again. Until it does. Just because.
I watch summer die. With a long sigh. I watch it go by.
But there you are your hand in my hair. Saying, “I don’t care about that.” Cause it’s only me and you. It’s only me and you.
Ask myself, “what am i doing?” lost my old friends, i still see them.
Went home for a lost weekend, something has changed. It’s not the same.
I watch summer die. With a long sigh. I watch it go by.
But there you are your hand in my hair. Saying, “I don’t care about that.” Cause it’s only me and you. It’s only me and you.
Track Name: Sloth
I’ve got a shitty job. Never have a salary never have a dog. You’re lazy like a sloth, we lay in bed until we’re both dead.
I never thought I’d kiss you. I never I’d kiss you. Now I miss you, now I miss you all the time.
My laptop burned my thigh. Wasted away all night online. Listening to the songs that made me think of simpler times. It was our second summer and the worst yet, “it can only get better”. We say as we curse them.
I never thought I’d kiss you. I never I’d kiss you. Now I miss you, now I miss you all the time.
Nothing's the end of the world. You say into your coffee swirl. You know you’re the strongest girl.
I never thought I’d kiss you. I never I’d kiss you now I miss you now I miss you all the time.
Track Name: Dirt
Another year i’m still the same. Another year’s worth of bad days. And i’m back at my old ways.
Everyone's better off than me. On my day off i watch tv. Thinking of what i could be.
I don’t want that, I don’t need that. I don’t want that. I’ll find another way.

What if i’d done something else? What if i had pushed myself? Would things be different at all?
Listen to the album twice through, wondering if the words are true, can it still change your life?

I don’t want that, I don’t need that. I don’t want that. I’ll find another way.
Track Name: Itchy Sweater
Itchy from my sweater. I hope this gets better. I scroll to remember, you scroll to forget.
I don't wanna go out. I don't wanna stay in. if i stay here, Can i ever win?
Don’t wanna keep you up, thinking of the if’s and but’s, i don’t mean to make excuses.
I don’t mean to make excuses. Cause there’s no excuse.
Time just passes, what are we supposed to do? I forgot to make your mixtape now these songs are floating around you. They mean something. I just don’t know what. When i turn 25 i hope i don’t start to slide.
Don’t wanna keep you up, thinking of all the if’s and but’s, i don’t mean to make excuses. I don’t mean to make excuses. Cause there’s no excuse.
Track Name: Tonight
Didn’t think you wanted to go and i don't know if i do either.
But there’s one thing you should know. If i’m with you it doesn't matter

Weekends on our own, we turn off our phones. And just forget for a while. If we could escape, leave from this place. Would that make you smile? Well, i’ll try.

Didn’t think you wanted to go and i don't know if i do either.
But there’s one thing you should know. If i’m with you it doesn't matter

I know you don’t like to share. Doesn’t mean that you don’t care. I’ll give you a bite of mine for some of yours. I just don’t want you to be bored.
Track Name: Crying at Work
What did you expect me to say? I know it’s true - the old me’s gone away. Can we ever come back to this place? Without our smiles, being replaced

I can’t do this anymore. If I stay here I’ll die bored. I can’t do this anymore. How many days before I’m too old to escape it?
Cried all the way to Cookout, not even three tenders could erase that pout. You know I only care. Couldn’t live with myself if you weren't there.
I can’t do this anymore. If I stay here I’ll die bored. I can’t do this anymore. How many days before I’m too old to escape it?
I never thought i’d have a job that i don’t hate. If i never had to work again i’d be alright. I know it’s hard. But we have to wait. The day we quit is the day we celebrate.
Worry about you when you’re gone. A text with two sad faces and i know it’s all gone wrong. This year will be our year. We can leave it all behind, crack another beer and unwind.
I can’t do this anymore. If I stay here I’ll die bored. I can’t do this anymore. How many days before I’m too old to escape it?
Track Name: Hard
You’re coming over later. And i don’t know what to do. What do i say to you? Every time you walk past me, you know, i look your way. Why can’t i just say hey?
I’m getting nervous, overthinking my words, it’s worse this way.
And i don’t know, why this is so hard.
You just can't forget the way we looked when we first met. When you touched my arm. A library koozie, dancing to “in too deep”. Couldn't sleep for a week.
I’m getting nervous, overthinking my words, it’s worse this way.
And i don’t know, why this is so hard.

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