Montreal dream pop band Young Galaxy announces North American tour which includes a September 18th stop at the West End Cultural Centre to support new album Ultramarine.
Young Galaxy is set to tour across North America this coming September and October, including shows in a full tour of Western Canada.
Ultramarine is the name and colour of Young Galaxy's fourth LP, the first album they have made away from Montreal, across the sea, all together. Like 2011's Shapeshifting, Ultramarine was made with electronic producer Dan Lissvik (Studio); but this time it was made in Gothenburg, Sweden, at Lissvik's studio; this time five musicians stood in a room with Lissvik, playing their instruments; this time every song was sung by co-founder Catherine McCandless.
“In being away from home we felt like we could risk more,” McCandless says. “Take bigger chances. Things we didn’t think would work, we tried anyway.” Whereas Shapeshifting was compartmentalized – songs recorded in Montreal, sent to Lissvik to transmute – Ultramarine came to Gothenburg as a live work, the sum of a performing band’s blood and sweat. Once they arrived in Sweden they reinvented the material, together. But the live performances’ visceral energy stayed at the forefront – these songs aren’t mixing-board creations, they are kinetic, inhabited, and full of breath.
On June 13th, 2013, Ultramarine made the 2013 Polaris Music Prize long list.
Young Galaxy is Catherine McCandless, Stephen Ramsay, Stephen Kamp, Matthew Shapiro and Andrea Silver. Ultramarine was released by Paper Bag Records on April 23.
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