I had to double check my site while searching to see what I had written about Toronto’s Young Empires. From my findings, it seems as if I’ve only mentioned them from their show on the weekend and choosing them to be in my top 10 for the Hottest Canadian bands poll over at I Heart Music. Was that it? Didn’t I write about any of their songs?
Well, I did, but totally forgot it was for Aux.tv, where I made the bands’ “White Doves” the track of the week back in the start of August. If you’re not familiar with the track, you can download it at Aux or watch the video here.
I checked in with Jake from the band and he got me up to speed on what they’re up to.
The band just got through a summer/fall full of showcase tour dates in the UK, US and Colombia, including a few performances at CMJ. The Steam Whistle show was kind of a homecoming party before getting back to writing for their first record. Now that they have a month off before their next shows, they’re planning on finishing up more demos and writing as much as they can. With only a year together so far, they band are getting into a solid writing workflow & understanding of each others creative skillsets. The new year will see them on a few dates with Chromeo, a UK/Europe run in March right into SXSW.