Biography of Young Galaxy
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Young Galaxy are a Canadian indie pop/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 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 sophomore 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.
Their hit song Come and See was featured in Alexander Keith's commercial in summer of 2009.
Invisible Republic was released independently on August 25, 2009 through Fontana North Distribution. 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 prestigious Polaris Music Prize in Canada. Their new album, Shapeshifting, was produced by Dan Lissvik of the band Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is described as a massive change in direction creatively. The album is slated for release in Feb. 2011 on Paper Bag Records.