Young Widows

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Young Widows

Old Wounds (Temporary Residence)

"You're getting no money back," slurs a voice before Young Widows launch into "Feelers." The trio's music rumbles like the 1990s hardcore of the Ipecac and Amphetamine Reptile variety, and who knew Louisville, Ky., would be a new breeding ground for that agitated sound. New York experimental label Temporary Residence incubates Young Widows' fairly potent second LP, recorded mostly live, and that tactic lends itself to the vein-bulging screams of singer/guitarist Evan Patterson on "Mr. No Harm" and "Delay Your Pressure." Midway trampler "21st Century Invention" further builds on the members' noise pedigree (they used to be in Jade Tree hardcore band Breather Resist), unreeling distorted guitars and crashing drums like an elevator whose cables have been clipped. A few songs could've sewn their hems a little higher, lengthwise, but Young Widows balance bellows and brains expertly. (3:05pm, Stage 3.)

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