“Perhaps the most anticipated Boston record this fall, ‘Youth Companion’ delivers on the passionate heart-on-sleeve promise the quartet offer each night on stage.” – The Boston Phoenix
MEAN CREEK RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE, “YOUNG & WILD”
FALL SUPPORT TOUR FOR COUNTING CROWS CONFIRMED
NEW ALBUM, YOUTH COMPANION, IN STORES AND ONLINE ON OCTOBER 16 VIA OLD FLAME RECORDS
“‘Young & Wild’ is a song that is both romantic and reminiscent. And it calls on the grandeur of Springsteen and the rebellion of the Replacements. Here’s to hoping they’re no longer the Northeast’s best kept secret.” – FILTER Magazine
“‘Young & Wild’ pairs girl-guy vocals with a surging, folk-tinged instrumental – sort of like if Death Cab For Cutie recruited a female singer.” – RCRD LBL
Boston-based rock quartet Mean Creek are excited to announce the release of the music video for their new single, “Young & Wild.” Directed by P. Nick Curran of Loroto Productions, the video for “Young & Wild” captures the innocence, the excitement and the carefree joy of youthful moments reflected in the song’s message.
“‘Young & Wild’ is a song about the connections you have with people growing up, how they leave a permanent mark on your life and help shape you into the man or woman you are to become,” frontman Chris Keene said. “It’s a song about not letting go of that feeling the older you get, to always keep searching for those magical moments, and those special people that inspire your life and keep you going.” Check out the music video for “Young & Wild” HERE.
In addition to the release of the video, Mean Creek recently announced their November tour of the U.S. supporting Counting Crows. Marking the band’s second stint with Counting Crows, the tour will begin on Tuesday, October 23 in Port Chester, NY, at The Capitol Theatre and will take in 14 evenings across the U.S., culminating in an appearance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, November 24. Prior to the tour, the band will be performing as part of this year’s CMJ Music Marathon from October 16-19. Mean Creek will be on the road in support of its soon-to-be-released sophomore album titled Youth Companion.
Youth Companion, an album that was recorded at 1867 Recording Studio by Chris McLaughlin, producer of the band’s acclaimed debut album, The Sky (Or The Underground), will be released through Old Flame Records on October 16. The album’s first soaring, nostalgia-laced rock single, “Young & Wild,” can be downloaded for free HERE.
Building its name and acquiring a presence that has led to the band becoming a household name in their native Boston, the four members of Mean Creek – Chris Keene (lead vocals/guitar), Aurore Ounjian (guitar/vocals), Erik Wormwood (bass), and Mikey Holland (drums) – delved into their newest musical project with the assurance and conviction that comes from knowing their legitimate place in the world. Recently named “Best Boston Band” by the readers of The Boston Phoenix for the second straight year in a row and taking home the coveted “Album/EP of the Year” for their John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile)-produced Hemophiliac EP at the 2011 Boston Music Awards, Mean Creek have their sights set on impacting the nation as they have in their hometown with Youth Companion, the band’s most focused and biggest-sounding work to date.
Mean Creek will be performing at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon as well as touring the U.S. supporting Counting Crows during October and through all of November. Tour dates below.
11 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (Youth Companion release show)
16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ – Union Hall – Allston Pudding showcase
17 – New York, NY – CMJ – Fontana’s – Pirate! showcase
17 – New York, NY – CMJ – Alphabet Lounge
18 – New York, NY – CMJ – Piano’s – Old Flame Records showcase
19 – New York, NY – CMJ – Bowery Electric – The Outlaw Roadshow showcase
23 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
25 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
26 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
28 – Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
01 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphiteater
04 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
07 – New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theatre
10 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
12 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
14 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
16 – Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphiteatre
17 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Casino
20 – San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
01 – Allston, MA – Great Scott