The Homesick – Youth Hunt
‘Youth Hunt’ is a huge step forward for Elias and Jaap, and the first release where they live up to their potential. On the Dutch revivalists’ most serious project yet, traces of Ariel Pink (‘Gucci Gucci’), Youth Lagoon (‘Near the water’), The Horrors (everywhere) and their vintage influences are molded into a unique and surprisingly coherent entity. From jangle pop to post-punk outbursts, this record is a lo-fi wonder of fierce, powerful, unrestrained creativity.
Best song: St. Boniface