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Youth Is Yesterday

by The April Fools Childrenhood

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I must be pretty broken, To think this is within reason. Recluse, Recluse you’re on the loose (run away). Recluse, Recluse you’re on the loose run away today. Eyes are all pouring over, To judge what they haven’t seen, before. Recluse, Recluse you're on the loose (run away). Recluse, Recluse you're on the loose run away I say. Time flies beneath her, Leaving you where you were lost, before. Recluse, Recluse you’re on the loose (Run away). Recluse, Recluse you’re on the loose (Run away). Move on. Move on. Move on. Recluse, Move on. Move on. Move on.
Monster 04:13
Again 06:13
Begin To see right through, Again. Hold on To further truths, Again. Go on consume my life, Again. I think I can live with that, Again. So come and go, again, my friend.
Windhelm 03:40
Infamous 05:10
Youth is yesterday, what lies awake for me? Humble beginnings, replaced by a feverish pace. Make a name, I said, make a name and live on and on. Lennon, Jobs: They’re not dead, I still talk about them. I won’t be forgotten. Not today. Not in this sick world. Not a way. It’s too easy now, To be a name. Dancing in the sparkling lights, In the parade. Kissing babies heads, driving fancy cars, fucking everyone, cause you can / they are names. Backed by black artifacts, striding alone in time. Ageless but infamous, silhouettes slipping through. Where do you fit? I’ll say Frankenstein, you’ll say the name of the Creature. But it isn’t. Your creation precedes you, Frankenstein, the name lives on, but the face is mine, Creature running in the dead of night is more memorable than you or I. Shelley: how’d you know? Shelley: who’d you know? Shelley: how’d you…? Shelley, who? What does it even mean now, To have a name


Coming together over the span of three years, this album was written and recorded almost entirely in late 2011 and early 2012. Each song was conceived individually, at a time where I thought the way to release music in the digital age was to do so on a song by song basis, never creating a full album. Since 2012, I've fallen in love with the "Long Play" format, thanks in part to albums like Aidan Knight's "Small Reveal", Owen Pallett's "Heartland", and Nine Inch Nails' "The Fragile", to name a few. In early 2014, I began re-mixing and mastering "Youth Is Yesterday" to be released as an album.

I hope you enjoy it, and I thank you sincerely for listening.


This album is mixed and mastered for high dynamic range; don't blast this album on a first listen, as some areas will be much louder than others.

This album was mixed, primarily, on a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones. For best listening experience, listen on headphones. If you happen to have an ATH-M50, you're hearing exactly what I want you to hear.


released January 31, 2014

David Cowling - Guitar, Vocals, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering

Thank you to my mother and father for you're crazed fanaticism that will surely lead you to destitution sooner than later; To Faber Neifer for some spot on ideas in creating the perfect album cover, and for lending me his kick-ass bass; To Kieran Meehan and Nikolas Dahl for being inspirational jam buddies during the recording of this beast; To Michelle Williams for being an unnecessarily loyal fan; To all the local musicians and artists who I see at the IGNITE! Youth Festival who constantly remind me how much worth there is in expressing the deeply personal and the new; to everyone who listens to this album - you make me happy in a key that is truly inexplicable.




The April Fools Childrenhood Vancouver, British Columbia

David Knights Cowling creates on the unceded and occupied lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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