Articles tagged with Young Galaxy

Throw away your letters and numbers

How cold? Ice cold!
Young Galaxy‘s previous work was good, despite the group’s unfortunate penchant for overblown arena rock. Thankfully, the band’s cinematic aspirations appear to have been toned down on its latest record, Shapeshifting, which was made with Studio‘s Dan Lissvik. Go to Exclaim! to read my article about the album.

Click on the link below to hear “Cover Your Tracks,” which scales back the group’s guitar rock theatrics in favour of chilly synths, dead-eyed vocals and gently funky beats. This thing is ice cold.

MP3: “Cover Your Tracks”
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Sing it with love

The cooties phobia is getting a little out of hand
The Polaris Long List was announced last week and three of my first ballot picks made the cut (which is at least one better than I expected).

I’ve spent the past few days brushing up on some of the Long Listed artists, including Montreal’s Young Galaxy. The band released Invisible Republic late last summer, which, in addition to having a beautiful album cover, has some impressively rocking new wave anthems. Here’s the album’s opening track, the dark, dramatic “Long Live the Fallen World.” It sounds a bit like Kate Bush re-imagined as a guitar-loving disco rocker. This changes completely in the last thirty seconds, as it speeds up for a sugar-spiked, electro-tinged coda.

MP3: “Long Live the Fallen World”
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