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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 94 – YOUNG EMPIRES

YOUNG EMPIRES

We like to think our blog is a broad church, writing up a variety of genres, but this week we uncovered one of those bands that seem to hop over the pigeon holes like, well, a very unwilling pigeon.  We recently uncovered this Canadian three piece and within approximately thirty seconds had our blog’s quills dipped and ready – so instantly likeable is every demo they’ve produced to date.  The Big Stereo blog described their sound as “pan flute disco punk“, which is brilliantly accurate, as they fully employ the Peruvian instruments and pounding four beats, but there’s also evidence of a fantastic, refined style to go with their confident pomp – which, when all packaged up together, will surely have the teen crowd jumping.  Disco implies something simple and although their lyrics are occasionally a little obvious, it’s saved by their intelligent tropical additions that riff away within each song, giving the listener a more subtle balance on each track.  On their demo Glory Of The Night, they show us that they can slow it down, which is encouraging evidence of a broader tunesmithery.  Fans of Friendly Fires, or the more recent Tanlines, will have their ears twisting around to this blend of electro indie pop.  Their songs flow smoothly and enjoy drops the size of the Angel Falls, as they crash into huge, confident choruses.  In a year when giant acts such as Arcade Fire and Crystal Castles bring out their new LPs, it’s great to see that Canada’s factory lines are also still producing exciting new acts such as Young Empires.  They’re still currently unsigned, but starting to get noticed, as apparently the Canadian A&R regularly line up outside their gigs.  They plan to head over to the UK for a few shows in late July and naturally The Recommender is fighting hard to obtain them for a Brighton showcase.  We will of course keep you informed, but in the meantime get your panpipes out and enjoy a little blast along to this.    (MB)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        YOUNG EMPIRES – RAIN OF GOLD

Hear them here:        YOUNG EMPIRES – GLORY OF THE NIGHT

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4 Responses to “THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 94 – YOUNG EMPIRES”


  1. 1 SCTauro
    June 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    This website is AWESOME!
    Great job guys keep it up!

  2. June 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    they are so awesome!
    talked to them a few weeks ago.
    theyre on my new compilation:
    get it here for free: http://goldhenne.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/out-now-poule-dor-compilation-3/

    yay.


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