The past 18 months have been eventful for Young Statues to say the least. What started solely as a recording project for singer & songwriter Carmen Cirignano has transformed into a full-grown living, breathing, band. With only one show under their belts the band signed to Boston's Run For Cover Records (Title Fight, Man Overboard, Tigers Jaw). Just three months later in November of 2011, their stunning self-titled debut full length was released to universal citric acclaim. That very same month, they found themselves supporting one of their favorite bands, Saves The Day, in the United Kingdom. The spring and summer brought tours with bands like The Early November, The Wonder Years, Now Now, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves & Mansions. They spent the fall & winter playing alongside artist as diverse as The Dangerous Summer, Make Do & Mend and Walk Off The Earth. December also saw the release of the Covers EP where the band chose to pay homage to some of their biggest influences including New Order, Billy Bragg, The Magnetic Fields and Ryan Adams.
On April 2nd, Young Statues will release a new EP aptly titled Age Isn't Ours. A bold, lively and adventurous collection of songs that showcases the band at their absolute best and most confident. A portion was recorded and produced by Ace Enders (The Early November) at his Living Room Recording studio in Hammonton, NJ. A process that Cirignano says, "challenged the band to bring their very best every day". Another first was guitarist Matt Weber in the producers chair who recording at The Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, NJ, which has become a second home of sorts for the band. Age Isn't Ours sees Young Statues expanding on the atmospheric Americana inspired rock from the S/T full-length and into the world of smart and sophisticated indie pop. The songs move and unfold with an energy only hinted at previously. Still present are Cirignano's contemplative and occasionally biting lyrics. Friends, lovers, family and every bit of his personal life are all discussed with an honest wit. "In a thousand years it never changed and I've only got sixty if I'm lucky" he sings on Ghost Passenger confronting both a situation he wants to desperately change and his own mortality in one piercing line.
With Age Isn't Ours, Young Statues have matured far beyond what their name implies. They are a band that started as an idea and grew into a certainty - all in just 18 months.
Young Statues are Carmen Cirignano, Matt Weber, Tom Ryan and Dan Bogan.