Young Empires Embark on North American Tour Dates + SXSW, Prepare to Release Debut EP, ‘Wake All My Youth’

By on January 29, 2012

Young Empires Embark on North American Tour Dates + SXSW

Prepare to Release Debut EP, Wake All My Youth
‘..master weavers of our disparate indie threads, forging a fine tapestry of future disco..’ – NME Magazine
‘[Young Empires’] glossy production and funked up rhythms, reminds us of the Rapture’s

dance-ready grooves…They’re too good.’ – NYLON

Stream Singles ‘Enter Through The Sun‘ and ‘White Doves


Toronto-based quartet Young Empires has kicked off a run of North American tour dates behind their forthcoming debut EP, Wake All My Youth, set for a February 21 release. After several stand-out sets at last year’s M for Montreal Festival, SXSW, CMW, and the Juno Awards, the group will perform down the East Coast, returning to Austin for another year at SXSW. To see what’s in store for the upcoming live shows, watch the band perform their anthemic single, “Enter Through the Sun” at Toronto’s Sound Academy.

Young Empires’ formative years are marked by the release of early home demo recordings. A few of these songs ended up charting high on Hype Machine, and Germany’s FM4 Radio, ultimately igniting the group’s international acclaim. Since their lofty formation in October 2009, Young Empires’ self described genre of “world beat haute rock” has been featured on TV shows like Suits, The Jersey Shore, The Real World, Ringer, and Cougar Town, and has established crossover appeal with in the fashion industry. Their single “Glory of the Night” was released on Parisian fashion/music label Kitsune) and the track “Against the Wall” has been featured on a viral fashion video for NYLON TV.
Known for their fusion of infectious hooks and hypnotic synth lines, the band has performed live across the globe, including stops in London, Paris, New York City, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Bogota, Toronto, and Montreal. Their high-energy sets have complimented the live performances of Foster the People, Chromeo, Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, Jamiroquai and more.

Young Empires In Concert
1/25 – Waterloo, ON – Starlight
1/26 – Peterborough, ON – The Historic Red Dog
1/27 – London, ON – APK Live
1/28 – Collingwood, ON – Casbah Bar
2/1 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion
2/2 – Guelph, ON – Club Vinyl / Jimmy Jazz
2/3 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
2/4 – Hamilton, ON- The Casbah
2/9 – Montreal, QC- Divan Orange
2/10 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
2/11 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
3/1 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
3/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
3/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
3/8 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
3/10 – Atlanta, Georgia The Basement
3/14 – 3/18 – Austin, TX – SXSW

Wake All My Youth Tracklisting:
1. Rain Of Gold
4. Against The Wall
5. Beaches
6. Let You Sleep Tonight
7. Final Call (Bonus Track)

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.