We’re excited to feature Western Youth as our October Artist of the Month. These Austin-based roots-rockers released their debut self-titled album last month to critical accolades. The release marks the sextet’s first recording in five years, and comes after the addition of new band members and profound life changes. These transitions provide the backdrop for a new collection of songs that stagger artfully between Americana, folk and honest American rock and roll. Smart, moody lyrics and sublime three/four-part harmonies meld with searing guitar riffs and intricate arrangements showcasing a defiant yet evolving band on the rise. We talked to the guys about their experiences recording the new record, and what’s next for Western Youth. Find their music on all outlets here.