Queer Noise Trio Youth On Soda is an experimental nexus of realities birthed from the bowels of artsy Echo Park, Los Angeles.
Dancing around the experimental by combining seething noise & punk themes that are channeled to the listener with ambiguous lyrical jest, queer attitude, eye popping visuals and angst with a smile.
Formed in 2016 in Los Angeles by dissonant noise makers: vocalist and guitarist Ori Paul Levi, bassist Chloe Mays and drummer Jared Frazier. Soon after forming Youth On Soda began playing shows around Los Angeles, hitting renowned venues such as The Satellite, Non Plus Ultra & Hi-Hat.
In May 2017 the band released their debut release “APPLEPIE” which quickly grabbed the attention of influential music writers in the States and abroad. obtaining coverage in zines and blogs “Indie Bands”, “Overblown” and “Destroy/Exist”.
We're the bizarrely non bizarre Queer punks : spreading our message of distorted love, diversity and fabulousness.
"Their latest single Apple Pie is a tense, fuzzy, raucous slice of punk with sneering lyrics dripping with tetchy intent and buzzsaw guitars that set the teeth on edge. It's the sound of dark, gloomy basements, the sound of the left behind, the sound of the ignored, the sound of those the American dream bypassed. It's lean, it's raw, it's dark, it's grungy, it's angry, it's disturbing, it's nihilistic and it's about as far from the clean cut, glammed up, sterile image of LA as you can get.
Youth on Soda pull back the curtain and reveal the other side of LA life."
"avec Youth On Soda, un groupe de Los Angeles dont le debut album est sorti en mai 2017. C’est frais, c’est vivant, c’est bruyant, c’est simple, ça se prend pas le chou, ça sent un peu le pavé, la sueur et la bière."
“avant garde noise inflecked alternative rock of Youth on Soda. Marrying snotty, bratty vocals with a penchant for feedback drenched guitar work and a touch of a lilting female background vocal to take the edge off a little, the track possesses an unnerving tension that pretty much keeps the listener off balance for the duration. Quality stuff.”