The Positions

Gang of Youths - The Positions
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April 17, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Damn this album is brilliant.

Story beautifully woven through intricate lyrics and storytelling.

BEST: The overpass (hits me hard every time) and Magnolia (what a jam)


Has its strong moments, really fuckin strong, but there's a lot of fat here, too. Absolutely worth a listen for Magnolia, Sjamboksa, and The Overpass, anyhow.


Gang of Youths’ debut The Positions is full of emotional slow burners and complex songwriting. The album’s lyrics mostly deal with David Le’aupepe’s then-wife’s cancer treatment, their move from Sydney to Nashville, his crisis of faith and the emotional toll it all took on him. The centrepiece of the album, “Magnolia” recalls a pivotal moment in Le’aupepe’s life - while on a suicidal bender, reeling from his deteriorating relationship, he ... read more

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Track List

  1. Vital Signs
  2. Poison Drum
  3. The Diving Bell
  4. Restraint & Release
  5. Magnolia
  6. Kansas
  7. Knuckles White Dry
  8. Radioface
  9. Sjamboksa
  10. The Overpass
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Added on: May 13, 2016