Published Apr 21, 2013Young Galaxy and Studio's Dan Lissvik teamed up for 2011's Shapeshifting, and that collaboration went so well that the Canadian band once again recruited the Swedish producer to helm their new album. Before Ultramarine drops on April 23 via Paper Bag Records, you can stream the whole thing on Exclaim.ca.
The album isn't a huge departure from Shapeshifting, since it carries a similarly icy, rhythmic and synth-heavy sound. Tracks like "Privileged Poor" and "Pretty Boy" have a dramatic electro-pop mood, while the standout "New Summer" is a gorgeously wistful mid-tempo ballad and the album-closing "Sleepwalk with Me" is steeped in billowing coziness.
These songs were recorded with Lissvik in Gothenburg, Sweden. This marked a change from the band's past collaboration with the producer, which took place over Skype.
Stream the whole thing below, and be sure to read Exclaim!'s interview with Young Galaxy's Catherine McCandless right here.
You can also pre-order the album here.