“Young Men of Promise” sounds like a melody The Shins would come up with, but in Sam Cohen’s hands, it takes on a different form. It’s a big idea that holds itself together loosely through vocal ups and downs, jangly electric guitars, and the steady stabs of acoustic ones. Songs From the Vanished Frontier, the second album from Yellowbirds, comes May 28. Following an album full of songs recorded in his living room, Songs From the Vanished Frontier is a change of direction for Sam, who brought a full band on board and hit a studio this time around.
SONGS FROM THE VANISHED FRONTIER TRACKLISTING: