Cult of Youth
Love Will Prevail

Cult of Youth
Love Will Prevail
(Sacred Bones, 2012)

As royally fucked as the world appears to be on Cult of Youth’s new record, frontman Sean Ragon is still hanging onto roughly hewn strands of hope. Before love can truly prevail, however, the singer/multi-instrumentalist sounds like he’s staging the fight of his life, channeling a love of Crass Records with scrappy folk songs and teeth-gritting choruses. And while the self-engineered mix–Ragon recently built a studio in the back of his Brooklyn record store–is thin at times, airtight songwriting holds it all together.