Thursday, March 8, 2012

Young at Heart

There’s a soft spot in my heart for space rock bands, going back to my Pink Floyd and Yes days. It’s seems like new groups in this genre are popping up like crazy these days. One of the newest is the group Young Galaxy. The band is made up of ex-Stars touring guitarist Stephan Ramsay and his girlfriend Catherine McCandless, along with several supporting musicians. They’re originally from Vancouver but have since relocated to that hotbed of excellent new music, Montreal. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2007 and they’ve put out two subsequent albums since then. Young Galaxy’s sound covers quite a range from complex space tunes with lots of production value to stripped down, folkier material. But all their songs feature fine vocals. Their latest cd, Shapeshifting is highly recommended.

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