Rational Youth Reveal “Western Man”


Rational Youth still write melodic electronic music with infectious hooks. That makes the legendary Canadian band something of a rarity, in a world where wannabe DJs and flesh-baring attention-seekers get all the airtime.

Their latest offering is a 12” EP, loaded with new songs and a cover of Psyche’s “Unveiling the Secret.” There’s not a nipple in sight and no Boiler Room shenanigans – just catchy poptronica. There aren’t many other songwriters who can turn them out like Tracy Howe, and the arrival of Future Past Tense is more of a distraction than the latest selfie from Jeezus’ wife.

The track we can share today is “Western Man,” a politically-charged piece for the end of the empire. Howe’s never compromised on either the music or the message, and he’s in top form here.


Buy the EP at Storming the Base