Young Galaxy, Spaces of Disappearance, J.S. Mahlon

Wed Oct 3 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Subterranean

2011 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60647

Ages 21+

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  • Young Galaxy

    Young Galaxy

    Pop

    Montreal’s electro-pop duo Young Galaxy have announced the upcoming release

    of their first fully independent, “punk spirit” album. Down Time stories Young Galaxy’s shift into complete independence and positions the band as a countercultural beacon during the current climate of isolation, corruption and despair.

     

    Showcasing the band’s new independence is lead single, “Under My Wing”, the track intentionally blurs what listeners have come to expect from the band. Musically it’s cloudy and swirling, the lyrics obscured, almost unintelligible by design. As the band puts it, “it’s a song that sleeps during the day and walks the empty streets at night. It’s 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.”

     

    Young Galaxy began writing Down Time with a sense of reinvention in mind. In

    order to stay ahead of the ever-shifting landscape of the music industry, the band

    felt the need to step away from the industry entirely and take stock of and control

    over their career. Tired of the industry’s exploitative, conservative nature, the band

    started their own label in an effort to create a sense of community, and to stay true

    to an ethos of experimentalism and independence. Young Galaxy’s Catherine McCandless says:

     

    “Beginning to write and record is always a question of seeking the headspace that

    will manifest the life that we want to live – it feels essential that we get up against

    what feels most valuable to us: love, art, subversion, risk and vulnerability.  Those

    are the tools of the work of writing for us.  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 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.”

     

    Young Galaxy’s reverence for love and art are the driving forces behind each of

    their albums, and it’s from this perspective that Stephen Ramsay and Catherine

    McCandless decided to attack the subjects of late period capitalism, the rise of

    nationalism and neoliberalism on Down Time. The album is full of images of

    satellite towns, ring roads, empty halls, shuttered windows, abandoned train

    stations, suburban decay – of existences without prospects. In juxtaposition to that,

    there is sensuality and longing at the heart of the record. Themes of transgression,

    and desire are explored. Despite the challenging nature of our day to day lives, passion and inspiration are never far from the surface.

     

    Like it’s title, the music of Down Time is ambiguous enough to evoke the desire to    relax and find peace, as well as images of struggle and darkness.

  • Spaces of Disappearance

    Spaces of Disappearance

    Dance Pop

  • J.S. Mahlon

    J.S. Mahlon

    Dance Pop

Kickstand Productions Presents

Young Galaxy, Spaces of Disappearance, J.S. Mahlon

Wed Oct 3 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Subterranean Chicago IL
Young Galaxy, Spaces of Disappearance, J.S. Mahlon
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Ages 21+