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Vancouver, Canada (2005 – present)

Young Galaxy are a Canadian indie rock/dream pop band, whose members are Stephen Ramsay (vocals/guitar) and Catherine McCandless (vocals/keyboards), and Stephen Kamp (bass/vocals)

Young Galaxy formed in Vancouver, Canada, as duo including Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless. Through that summer of 2005 and the spring of 2006 they recorded with appearances and contributions of friends at Jace Lasek’s Breakglass Studio. Their sound has been described as similar to the bands Slowdive, Galaxie 500 and Luna as well as Pink Floyd and Spiritualized. The band has toured in Canada, The United States and Europe, opening for Arcade Fire, The Album Leaf, The Frames, Peter, Bjorn and John, Stars and Death Cab For Cutie. They later moved to Montreal, where they recorded their self-titled debut. The album was released on April 24, 2007.

They recorded their second album Invisible Republic in Montreal at Hotel2Tango studio with Radwan Moumneh engineering (A Silver Mt. Zion, Pas Chic Chic) and at Breakglass Studios with Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes engineering. Invisible Republic was released independently on August 25, 2009 through Fontana North. It was mixed by Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Snow Patrol) in Glasgow, Scotland. It was subsequently released in July 2010 in the U.S.A. by Paper Bag Records, and received a long list nomination for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.

The band followed up in fall 2010 with YG No Art EP, an EP comprising unreleased tracks and remixes from the Invisible Republic sessions.

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  • Soul_0n_Fire

    aaaa they're just great!

    1 May 7:29pm Reply
  • JordanNeo

    Young Galaxy and Alvvays put on a great show at The Hoxton on November 22. I took some pictures, wrote some words and featured some tunes on my blog: http://www.oneintenwords.com/2013/12/young-galaxy-and-alvvays-at-hoxton.html

    12 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • flopsided

    New Summer is darn addicting. ON REPEAT. 3rd DAY

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Electrofreaks

    I love Ultramachine but don't like Shapeshifting at all......I can't figure out why?

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • johnonymous

    Gonna go ahead and call this pop AOTY 2013 right now.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • K4liban

    in Fire.... so awesome, im really sorry for my neighbours.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Doraaa85

    addicted to fever <3

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • randombob18

    Young Galaxy made it into my recommended artists of the month, check them and others out, here

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BrokenTel

    'We Have Everything' is my favourite track but Ultramarine is ultimately their best.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • kyrie_diego

    nothing wrong with ultramarine, nothing so special though. out the gate backwards, in fire... ^^

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nsphuoc

    Can anybody help me with the lyric of In Fire?

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • IndieFolkRadio

    Listen together and discover a diverse mix of tuneful indie and folk tunes - http://open.soundrop.fm/s/indieandfolkradio

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • InASafePlace

    I really like a few songs from Ultramarine (In Fire, New Summer...) but as a whole, I believe this is YG's weakest record of all. Shapeshifting and Invisible Republic were stronger with no weak track.

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • diegostrehl

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MrSnow

    In Fire (Sally Shapiro Remix) is a true anthem!

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • diegomusichot

    amazing new album!

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MurilloCezar

    New Summer <3

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Sunlight_Zone

    Blown minded <3

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • groovypanda

    With the windows down and the STEREO LOUD

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Kosmonavts

    I really don't know what it is about Ultramarine...on my first listen I didn't think much of the record. In fact the only song I really enjoyed by this group was We Have Everything, which I discovered while working at my college's radio station a few years ago. I had actually completely forgotten about it until I randomly stumbled upon Young Galaxy on Spotify. However, in the past few weeks I've found myself listening to tracks from Ultramarine, still not knowing whether or not I really enjoy them, but there's definitely something there.

    22 May 2013 Reply
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