Live: Young Prisms @ El Rey Theatre, 2.16.11

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In contrast with the pinpoint professionalism of headliners-to-come the Radio Dept., sludgy San Francisco shoegaze act Young Prisms sounded like cavemen trying to learn the noisier Yo La Tengo songs. Their efforts were so aimless that, in one song, a minor tempo change drew applause. You could call their monotonous drones dreamy, if you’re the kind of person who dreams about being bored at the El Rey. Have fun with that.