Young Tender’s recording Memorabilia features their 2015 EP Massachusetts and their new single, Si No Vas a Ser Tú (If It’s Not Going To Be You) and a couple of mixes of the song. The band, originally from Monterrey, Mexico, does pop rock, part chillwave a la Neon Indian and part vaporwave a la Stratford Ct. label. Keep feeling fascination.
RIYL: Neon Indian, Little Jesus, Wild Nothing, Wet Baes, and DIIV.
Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6
1. (4:07) **No Matter What – Contagious 1980’s pop music aesthetics at full swing here. Upbeat and stylish.
2. (3:45) **Don't Get Me Wrong – Another catchy tune constructed with slick 1980’s inspired sounds. Vaporwave forever.
3. (3:22) *WWW – No less appealing than the previous two tracks. Great bass line.
4. (3:49) ***Si No Vas a Ser Tú – Stunning piece of pop music! Upbeat, emotional, memorable, and effective, from synth riff to chorus melody. My favorite song from 2016 so far.
5. (3:57) Si No Vas a Ser Tú (Los Blenders Remix) – More that a remix; this is a cover. Starts partially acoustic then right at the end develops an electronic beat. Weird.
6. (6:27) *Si No Vas a Ser Tú (She's a Tease Remix) – Upbeat remix with a late 1990’s Astralwerks label vibe all over.