Monday, November 14, 2011

Ethereal But Muscular

'Peripheral Visionaries,' this week's terrific musical offering, is about equal parts ethereal pop, rhythmic synths, and indie intelligence, transitioning in its final minute from a melodic glide to an anthemic finish.
It's by Canadian indie rock/dream pop/dance quintet Young Galaxy, formed in Vancouver six years back with influences as broad as Galaxie 500, Pink Floyd, and Spiritualized - believe me, that's broad... The band's warmed up for such acclaimed indie bands as Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, and Peter Björn and John, all of which I've featured here at one time or another..

Young Galaxy turned to a Swedish producer for their latest, best album, aptly titled 'Shapeshifting,' and they even shifted themselves over to Gothenburg, Sweden to record it.

First up: the cartoon clip released for 'Peripheral Visionaries...'

More cartoons and great songs... Here's 'We Have Everything'... the vocal reminds me a bit of Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, but infinitely livelier, prettier, and more richly produced than that band's work...

Here's some earlier work, 'Come and See' from 2009's 'Invisible Republic' album...

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