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I am reminded of earlier that day, during an off-the-cuff photo shoot across from the Tabernacle, where the guys were mustering energy through a haze of sleepiness but remaining affable, even eager to pause for a picture with some teenage fans that crept onto the set; Doostzadeh insisted on taking multiples so the kids left with a perfect shot. The band is disarmingly nice in person, asking questions about the magazine, music writing, “The Walking Dead” — anything to deflect the spotlight. You’d never guess this unassuming bunch

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would be playing to a sold-out crowd of over 2,500 in a few hours. Hanging out with YTG felt like being at a graduation party for a group of very appreciative, but slightly embarrassed, college kids. Mind Over Matter is ultimately the story of a band coming into its own. Cannata sums up the band’s feeling of achievement this way: “We’ve stayed true to how we wrote songs on the first record (but) still experimented a bit … there’s more depth to the album, each song has its own sonic landscape.” More generally, the youthful

indeterminacy of the first album was overcome by a more mature mentality on the second. This is the struggle faced by any young person entering his or her mid-20s: truly accepting their adulthood. College is ending, the real world stands before you and it’s time to get serious, but you’re still young and free. Yeah, there are a lot of “adults” here. Fortunately YTG is writing the soundtrack for their struggle. When the high-school couple reaches that age, they’ll hear it for themselves.

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