Published Jan 10, 2018Montreal electro-pop two-piece Young Galaxy released Falsework back in 2015, and they're ready to reveal the followup. Titled Down Time, it marks the band's first fully independent LP, and it will arrive via their own imprint on April 6.
Down Time was created as an intentional statement of independence, pushing back against the "exploitative, conservative nature" of the industry, and projecting the duo's "punk spirit" against a cultural backdrop off "isolation, corruption and despair," according to a press release.
"In immersing ourselves in a kind of daily labour that brings about questions of whether we've gone far enough, left out enough, left bare enough, said too much, sweated enough, bled enough, I think we are putting out into the world powers and vulnerabilities that could be the balm, or even antidote to it," the band's Catherine McCandless said in a statement. "The music industry needs it, politics need it, people need it. It's love and sex and comfort and blood and unity amongst seekers on the outside of what seems to be an absurd and lonely state of normalcy currently."
The first sample of the record arrives with lead single "Under My Wing," which Young Galaxy describe as being "about the failure of capitalism, the isolation of suburbia, and the drive to discover sensuality, connection, and a spark of life in the face of despair."
It marks the first new material from the band since last year's one-off singles "Stay for Real" and "Elusive Dream."
The band have also mapped out a string of upcoming North American tour dates. Scroll past the upcoming shows to give "Under My Wing" a listen down below.
04/04 Vancouver, BC - Venue
04/07 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
04/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
04/13 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
04/14 Washington DC - DC9
04/19 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
04/20 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
04/21 Montreal, QC - PHI Centre