Provo, Utah’s music scene has, over the past decade, become a nesting ground for nationally ranked bands such as Neon Trees, Fictionist, Imagine Dragons, Joshua James, and others. Coral Bones frontman Chris Bennion, who has been a spectator in Provo’s scene since 2006, recognizes its potential for cultivating exceptional music and musicians alike. Because of this understanding of Provo’s unusually high standards as a music scene, Chris spent years producing and mixing songs, unprepared to release anything to the public through shows or albums. Coral Bones’ latest self-produced album, entitled Youthemism, was released in August of 2013, and it marks the beginning of Coral Bones’ stage career.
Youthemism pays heavy tribute to the emotive, yet often upbeat quality of The National and Metric. As an album overall, it professes varying styles from hiccupping electronic beats to steady folk marches. Its eclectic nature comes from Chris broad focus when writing songs, and the notion that Coral Bones should not be married to one specific style.