As recent exiles from Panic! at the Disco, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker currently espouse a take on recording music that stands opposed to the overcooked Pop-Punk they left behind. In Walker's case, that view involves urging fellow artists to exercise a greater sense of in-studio ad-libbing.
Since he and Ross initiated The Young Veins last summer, they've learned about the problems with limiting spontaneity first-hand. “We've done that before and the outcome is always the same: It's too pragmatic,” Walker says.
The Veins' approach to recording is hardly the only aesthetic trait that separates the duo from their last group. Now they play unexpectedly precocious Garage/Pop Rock that recalls the vintage melodies of The Kinks and The Byrds. (They've received comparisons to The Beatles, too, but Walker contends, “For anyone who knows anything about '60s music, we sound the least like The Beatles.”)