“Pretty Boy” by Young Galaxy, from their fourth LP, Ultramarine (Paper Bag Records).
Montreal electro-poppers Young Galaxy are preparing to release their fourth long-player, Ultramarine, out April 23 on Paper Bag Records. Their first peek at the record, “New Summer”, is an ornate offering that is sure find its way to the beginning of several summer playlists. While definitely holding onto the lyrical romanticism of their past releases, this track is a delightfully breezy step in another direction.
Its been quite a while since I’ve been able to bring you anything new from Montreal’s Young Galaxy, but today I have a new track. Check out “Youth Is Wasted On The Young”, from a 7″ thats coming out next week via Paper Bag Records. Compared to their last record, this sounds a further away from that Lissvik sound, closer to the sounds of the Smiths.
You can download the track over at Stereogum.
Also, you can hear the other side to this 7# “Shoreless Kid” at gawker.
1. M83 – “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming”
3. Bon Iver – “Bon Iver“
4. Youth Lagoon – “The Year Of Hibernation“
5. Washed Out – “Within Or Without“
6. I Break Horses – “Hearts“
7. Miracle Fortress – “Was I The Wave“
8. St. Vincent – “Strange Mercy“
9. Young Galaxy – “Shapeshifting“
10. Generationals – “Actor-Caster“
Have you made your picks yet? The Hype Machine has put together a pretty cool application that allows you to drag your favourite albums into a top 3, 5 or 10 list. You can also vote in their annual Zeitgeist by embedding your list on your blog (like below).
Over the past year, Young Galaxy have been commissioned to complete a number of remixes for some notable bands and artists. Luckily, they’ve put them all in one place with a free price tag called The Versus EP. The collection features remixes of songs by Handsome Furs, Junior Boys, Grimes and label-mates Austra, download the EP here.