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Young Empires – “So Cruel”

By Will Oliver, March 4th 2015

Young Empires - So Cruel

It’s been a while since we heard from Toronto electronic-rock trio Young Empires. Which makes their return even more welcome, considering that we can always rely on them to deliver bright spotted dance anthems.

Recently the group returned with a new cut called “So Cruel.” It’s a romantic gesture wrapped with soulful electronic grooves and synth whirls that leave a dazzling impression. It’s smooth as hell.

“So Curel” is out now via Votiv Records. Stream it below.
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Young Empires Are Giving Away Tickets & Vinyl

By Will Oliver, January 18th 2013 — with 2 comments

Young Empires

Young Empires have announced a mini tour that will take them through the midwest. They are running a contest on twitter that allows fans the opportunity to win tickets to the show. All you have to do is Tweet using #seeyoungempires and tag your friend and the city you want to see them in. They are giving away a pair for each show.

They are also working with us to give away two copies of a 10″ vinyl that is exclusive to this tour only. Check out the tour dates below, and enter the contest on twitter by tweeting #seeyoungempires and tagging a friend. Then leave a comment below with a link to your tweet. I will pick two winners at random. Good luck!
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Young Empires Announce Debut EP: Wake All My Youth

By Will Oliver, November 15th 2011

Last week Young Empires shared a new song with us titled “Enter Through The Sun”. It turns out the song is going to be on their debut EP, which they are calling, Wake All My Youth. The six-song EP will be released on February 21st.

“Rain Of Gold”
, “White Doves” and “Against The Wall” are all included on the EP. Check out the full tracklisting after the jump.
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Young Empires – Enter Through The Sun

By Will Oliver, November 11th 2011

Today, on the glorious date of 11/11/11, our friends Young Empires have released their new single “Enter Through The Sun”. The release comes via the label Pirates Blend.

The clean vibrant dance efforts that have made them one of my favorite up-and-comers is not lost on “Enter Through The Sun”. Feel good chants over deep bass grooves make a nice pact with icy cool synths. It’s the bands tightest moment yet, leaving a solid feeling that this is only the beginning.

There’s not a doubt in my mind that Young Empires are in for a big 2012.

Give “Enter Through The Sun” a listen below. Be sure to like them on facebook while you’re listening.
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Here’s a video of Young Empires performing a new song called “Enter Through The Sun” live in Toronto. In typical fashion it’s a perfect dance rock anthem that should have no problem getting a crowd going

Young Empires will be performing at the first annual Music To Know Festival which takes place in East Hampton New York on August 13 & 14. I’ll be there covering the show and you can definitely catch me dancing alongside their set.

Young Empires Perform Daytrotter Session

By Will Oliver, March 29th 2011 — with 2 comments

Our pals Young Empires performed a session for the always wonderful Daytrotter. They performed the (already) familiar tracks “White Doves” & “Glory Of The Night” along with two new tracks: “Enter Through The Sun” & “Let You Sleep Tonight” where Matt sounds a lot like The Cure’s Robert Smith. So much so, that it’s scary.

Young Empires are able to put the same amount of emotion and depth into their studio recordings as they do live. Their a live band first and foremost, and it really shows.

[mp3]: Young Empires – Enter Through The Sun (Daytrotter Session)
[mp3]: Young Empires – Glory Of The Night (Daytrotter Session)
[mp3]: Young Empires – Let You Sleep Tonight (Daytrotter Session)
[mp3]: Young Empires – White Doves (Daytrotter Session)

Just came across a Young Empires remix of Two Door Cinema Club’s “What You Know”. As you can expect, the combination of these two brilliant dance-rock artists creates something pretty awesome.

This remix uses what works with “What You Know” and adds some chill elements that give it a dreamy effect. It’s a nice listen. Download it below;:

[mp3]: Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know (Young Empires Remix)

[new] Young Empires – The Earth Plates are Shifting

By Will Oliver, December 14th 2010 — with 3 comments

Young Empires are one the best young bands in my opinion. They only have a handful of demos released, but they are more than enough to prove that Young Empires are worthy of inclusion on any best new bands list.

They just sent me a new song called “The Earth Plates are Shifting”. Young Empires describe it as a “slow jam”, but there’s more to it then that. The layers and textures of smooth electronics are more than enough to sooth your soul. The song is controlled in its efforts to take you away from your problems, shifting them far away. These guys are releasing incredible demo, after incredible demo. Be sure to grab their others songs, here.

Grab the mp3 of “The Earth Plates are Shifting” below, straight from the band themselves.

[mp3]: Young Empires – The Earth Plates are Shifting

Young Empires @ Bowery Ballroom (8/13/2010)

By Will Oliver, August 18th 2010 — with 3 comments

Young Empires are going to be huge someday. They will be playing festivals and creating dance parties all over the globe. That’s probably a huge statement considering the Canadian dance rockers technically don’t have any official releases to show for. However, they have plenty of huge dance anthems in their stock, ready to explode.

Young Empires have been a young favorite of mine ever since the band themselves introduced their infectious piece of pop gold “Rain Of Gold” to my ears. Since then they have been at the top of my list for bands to watch. So when I found out they were playing their first U.S. show ever at Bowery Ballroom (an opening slot for Dragonette), there was no excuse for my absence.

The band have got it going on live. The have energy, stage presence, and the tunes are calling for the masses to cause a dance craze. They only had a modest number of songs to share with us, but what a strong bunch it was. They played a couple of new songs that I hadn’t heard of yet, along with the ones that I’ve gotten very familiar with over the past few months. “Rain Of Gold” closed their set, and it’s going to be unstoppable live.

Look out for these guys at showcases such as CMJ & SXSW. Considering it was one of their earliest shows the band sounded great. They are great for a small venue like Bowery, but their sound is made to roam free in big halls where everyone has enough room to dance their asses off.

Here is a song the latest song from the band that I simply never got around to sharing yet:

[mp3]: Young Empires – White Doves

If you don’t have “Rain Of Gold” yet, shame on you. Get on it:

[mp3]: Young Empires – Rain Of Gold

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