Young Galaxy Shoot Their Own Disaster Flick for 'New Summer'

Canuck synth-poppers dropped 'Ultramarine' on April 23

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Chris Martins

Canada's Young Galaxy excel at crafting the sort of beautiful synth-kissed dream-pop that would so perfectly accompany a beautiful day spent poolside of picnicking, so when one sees the title of their single, "New Summer," there's no need for concern. Everything is just as it should be. But the video for that same song suggest the exact opposite. While singer Catherine McCandless coos, "Here it comes again, the beautiful, warm weather," the viewer is given a front-row seat to nothing less than a nuclear apocalypse. In teaming up with director Ivan Grbovic and his special effects engineers, the band told NPR they hoped to make us question the sound and meaning of the song itself. And sure enough, on second listen, there's the second part of McCandless' seemingly innocuous lyric: "Right before the end of everything ever." Like "Fall for You" before it, "New Summer" hails from the group's fourth album, Ultramarine, which came out April 23 on Toronto's Paper Bag Records.

Young Galaxy tour dates:

September 13 - Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl
September 15 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
September 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
September 18 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
September 19 - Regina, SK @ Exchange
September 20 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
September 21 - Calgary, AB @ SAIT
September 22 - Edmonton, AB @ Avenue
September 24 - Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
September 25 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
September 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
September 27 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Decibel Festival)
September 29 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
October 1 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
October 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
October 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 6 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
October 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
October 9 - Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge (Grinnell College)
October 10 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
October 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

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