When You're Young You're Invincible by Dayluta Means KindnessRelease date: January 6, 2017
Hailing from El Paso,Texas, Dayluta Means Kindness present to us their follow up to The Ground is Lava EP and one of the first strong releases of the year. We all know Texas is extremely rich in Post Rock bands and we have the examples of This Will Destroy You, Explosions in the Sky, Balmorhea, The Calm Blue Sea, and so on. Now, when I think of Post Rock bands from Texas, Dayluta will also be on this list.
It is not to be denied that there is a This Will Destroy you vibe in the air. Very chilled, dreamy and introspective. When You’re Young You’re Invincible is a perfectly structured album with an Intro, Interlude and Outro and 4 beautiful songs sandwiched in between. Songs themselves take their time to build up. There’s no rush picking up the tempo or reaching the peak or catharsis. To me,the listener,it sounds like these songs came straight from jam sessions recorded in the studio.
From the opener ‘Warsawa’ to the epic title track (‘When You’re Young You’re Invincible’) to the EITS influenced Fort Lebanon and ending with the brilliantly titled and not less impressive and quite intense ‘Young Savagery and General Debauchery’, the album takes you on a tour of many peaceful places and sceaneries.
Interesting note is that ‘Young Savagery and General Debauchery’ was already featured on their previous EP. The track was already pretty awesome and it was a shorter but Dayluta managed to extend it, tweak it and even pimp it up to make it even better. Highlight of the album.
Musicianship is top notch (kudos to the drumming). The way the album and the songs themselves flow is deserves some appreciation. Are they the most innovative band on the planet? The answer is no. Are they talented and is this a very enjoyable album to listen to on a quiet weekend afternoon? Most definitely yes. It’s a very humble album and shows great promise for a bright future. They are young and they are invincible.