Listening to New Zealand’s The Naked & Famous let loose on the refreshingly callow “Young Blood” makes us wish we weren’t in the tail end of summer, but heading out for sandy BBQs and blowing up the ghettoblaster with some fresh NZ gold. “Young Blood” is as instant as they come, exploding like a sudden cascade of sparks that recalls the energy bursting out of DOM’s “Living In America” earlier this year; Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead” before that, and MGMT’s “Kids” before that. And just like those guys, The Naked & Famous deserve some of our ever-burning love.
This summer of all summers anthem also comes hot off the wax press. “Young Blood” is the lead track of Neon Gold‘s latest, nineteenth release (they also recently dropped a must-have DOM 7″). The “Young Blood” 7″ comes backed with awesomely titled b-side, “Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!”. You can grab the single here for $6, but not before you listen and download “Young Blood” below: