Release Date: Mar 21, 2006
Record label: Too Pure / Beggars Banquet
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Their first album for Too Pure and without guitarist Jeff Rosenburg, All at Once is also Young People's darkest, most subdued work to date. However, paring down to a duo hasn't stripped the band of any of their inherent drama; in fact, they're more soundtrack-ready than ever. They use their spare instrumentation carefully and cleverly, creating a surprisingly big sound on songs like "On the Farm" with just a distorted guitar, a few drum hits, and layers of Katie Eastburn's haunting vocals.
It’s apparent from their first two albums that Young People relish transition – genre shifts, rhythm changes, dynamic variations. So it should come as no surprise that All At Once, the band’s third full-length, capitalizes on an internal state of flux. Since the release of War Prayers, Young People have signed to a higher profile label (Too Pure), fanned out across the country (New York and Los Angeles), and whittled their roster from three to two (Katie Eastburn and Jarret Silberman remain, Jeff Rosenberg has departed).