omnipotent youth society

Cotillon - the afternoons

Trumpet-laced alt-rock from the industrial north

Vocal/Guitar: Dong Yaqian Bass: Ji Geng Drum: Yang Yougeng Trumpet: Shi Li Hailing from the pollution-clogged industrial city of Shijiazhuang, Hebei, in northern China, Omnipotent Youth Society evokes a love-hate struggle with their hometown in songs that combine the influences of 1990s American alt- rock, jazz, blues, and psychedelic noise. Since forming almost two decades ago, the band has become one of the top alt-rock live bands in China with lyrics that touch on the changes facing China’s industrial second-tier cities, urban indifference, class inequality, and the darkness in human hearts.

石家庄土著与外来人口组成的摇滚乐队,90年代组队,2002年定名。风格难以精确归类,音乐大致上有民谣、另类摇滚和前卫摇滚的投射,有诗情叙事和开放编曲的方向。2006年凭借网络独立发布的不插电单曲《不万能的喜剧》受到众多乐迷的追捧和传颂;2010年末发行首张同名专辑《万能青年旅店》,引爆次年中国摇滚乐坛的现象级事件;2013年在台湾发行单曲唱片《乌云典当记》。万能青年旅店已是当下享有最高声誉的中国摇滚乐队之一。

 
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Booking: Sijie Liu