Autistic Youth- Idle Minds LP. An absolute treasure! I've really been digging this band for the last couple of years since they do the moody punk thing so well without trying to copy the Wipers (like so many others can't seem to help but do). Autistic Youth are a bit faster and snottier than some of the other Northwest bands, yet they toss infectious melodies into the mix that makes their songs so listenable and memorable. No Hope For The Kids comes to mind as having a similar type of approach. IDLE MINDS finds the band perfecting melody but still retaining a punk attitude and the lyrics are pretty cool. There's a bit of an early Dag Nasty sound at times, and at others the catchiness of a band like the Observers. Good record. Ex members of Defect Defect and The Diskords. Import from Germany.