Youth Fountain Released Video For Birthright

Youth Fountain
Photo by Holly Turner

Youth Fountain has announced the deluxe version of his second album ‘Keepsakes & Reminders‘. The record is out the 4th November via Pure Noise Records and features two brand new songs ‘Birthright’ and ‘Speaking In Tongues’.

Speaking about the singles Tyler Zanon said “Both these singles were written when I was at a super low point in my life earlier this year. I felt like giving up on absolutely everything and never wanted to pursue any of the things I thought I loved and cared for anymore. Birthright / Speaking In Tongues are a complete reflection of those feelings.”

What began as a solo project by guitarist/vocalist Tyler Zanon in 2013 under the name Bedroom Talk eventually blossomed into a full-blown band by 2017, with the Vancouver-based Youth Fountain (then a duo) proudly announcing their presence with the debut single “Grinding Teeth” and a pair of Pure Noise Records releases that expertly toed the line between pop-punk fervor and more reflective emo moments.

Alternative Press hailed the band’s 2019 debut full-length, Letters To Our Former Selves, as one of the year’s very best, dubbing it the “perfect blend of emo-tinged punk to soundtrack reflecting on every single life decision you’ve ever made,” while North American tours with the likes of Free Throw, Can’t Swim, and Chris Farren cemented Youth Fountain’s sweat-soaked sound as something best experienced live – all while dodging a few stray elbows and overzealous crowd-surfers.

Now once again, Zanon finds himself as a solo artist following the departure of co-vocalist Cody Muraro in mid-2020 – but this time, he’s exactly where he wants to be. Youth Fountain’s most recent release, Letters To Our Former Selves – Acoustic EP, re-introduces Zanon’s project to the world, reimagining fan favorite material from the 2019 LP of the same name. The four-song collection tones down Youth Fountain’s trademark frenetic energy in favour of more subdued, melodic sensibilities, but expertly does so without sacrificing an ounce of the passion that captivated fans in the first place.

If anything, his toxic-tongued lyricism – much of it pointed inward in intense self-reflection – reverberates even louder without a sonic wall shrouding it. Not content to let the more serene setting mellow him out, Zanon pushes his vocals to the limit across the EP, stepping into the spotlight with the confidence and chops to assuage those concerned about the band’s future.

With a new energy and determination empowering Zanon, there’s a lot on the horizon for Youth Fountain. He’s been spending the pandemic hard at work readying the next full-band LP, and re-centering himself on why he began making music in the first place. In many ways, this musical rebirth is the best thing that could have ever happened for him, a chance for him to fall back in love with his own songwriting ability and bravely dare to continue pushing its limits under no one’s terms but his own.

Youth Fountain recently toured the EU/UK in September supporting Cory Wells. Youth Fountain will be supporting Four Year Strong in the US starting tomorrow alongside Knuckle Puck and Microwave.
You can see Youth Fountain on tour at the following dates:

14 October – Bottom Lounge Chicago IL
15 October – Concord Music Hall Chicago IL
17 October – Oriental Theater Denver CO
18 October – Soundwell Salt Lake City UT
20 October – Observatory Santa Ana CA
21 October – House Of Blues San Diego CA
22 October – Ventura Music Hall Ventura CA
23 October – Strummer’s Fresno CA
26 October – Cornerstone Berkeley CA
27 October – Glass House  Pomona CA
28 October – The Nile Mesa AL
31 October – Empire Garage LLC Austin TX
1 November – South Side Music Hall Dallas TX
2 November – Warehouse Live Houston TX
4 November – The Orpheum Tampa FL
5 November – The Masquerade (Heaven) Atlanta GA
6 November – Eastside Bowl Madison TN
8 November – St. Andrews Hall Detroit MI
9 November – House Of Blues Cleveland OH
10 November – Mr Small’s Theatre Milllvale PA
11 November – Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
12 November – Roadrunner Boston MA
13 November – Town Ballroom  Buffalo NY
14 November – Danforth Toronto ON
16 November – Soundstage Baltimore MD
18 November – Asbury Lanes Asbury Park NJ
19 November – Webster Hall New York NY

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