The Art Of Youth

by Arcade High

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Native Fury
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Native Fury this is much a good album, love the feeling it take me too.
Knut -Thomas
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Knut -Thomas The eighties never sounded this good! Mellow, warm and deeply moving:) Favorite track: Miami Nights.
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kmxexii The Art of Youth reveals the root of retrowave: our collective nostalgia for a time before our cynicism, when the universe held us in wonder with its limitless potential. Perhaps Arcade High can rekindle that optimism. This album is drenched in a love of life and accentuated with chiptunes, gently weaving between outrun, dance, funk, and sheer romance. My favorite track is "Neon Strip", with a very cool hi-hat beat, but I also love the devotion in the lyrics of "Crush", sang by Maddie Ardillo. Favorite track: Neon Strip.
Jean-Paul DuQuette
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Jean-Paul DuQuette Way back in 2012, this was one of the first synthwave albums to really nail the smooth and super '80s retro soundtrack vibe. Kind of a classic now... Favorite track: Crush (Feat. Maddie Ardillo).
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Insert Coin 00:35
Miami Nights 04:09
Sunset Drag 05:56
Break my hands Boil my blood Kill me in kindness I'll pay you back in love I'm the hit and run you never intended But kill me in kindness and all of this is mended Take my heart Crush it into dust Take me apart Do what you must Every thread twined into one Kill me in kindness Blot out my sun Speak through the haze See what I've seen Kill me in kindness if you know what I mean Take my heart Crush it into dust Take me apart Do what you must
Neon Strip 04:14
Continue? 00:18
1987 03:53
Young Love 01:32


released June 21, 2012

© Composed by Ryan Boosel. Mastered by Nelson Boosel. Lyrics for "Crush" written and performed by Maddie Ardillo.


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Arcade High Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Songs that conjure images of letterman jackets, arcade lights, fast cars, and warm summer nights.


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