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It’s not on this week’s list, but this might be a good place to acknowledge director Hannah Lux Davis’s video for the willfully ridiculous Mike Will Made It/Miley Cyrus/Wiz Khalifa/Juicy J single “23.” Michael Jordan is the most iconic and universally beloved athlete in my living memory, and here we have a video that reduce… More »

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don’t need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate in the angry anxiety. If, however, you somehow need a break in between Yeezus sessions, or if you’re one of those weird and virtuous people who waits until it’s legal… More »

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Young Galaxy – “Fever” Video

This is the seventh music video to come out from Young Galaxy’s recent Polaris Music Prize-nominated album, Ultramarine, but it’s striking how diverse they’ve all been. The band’s music has worked well with many different accompaniments. Case in point, the new video for “Fever.” Like “Sleepwalk With Me” and “Hard To Tell” before it, the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 12, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Young Galaxy – “Hard To Tell” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in October, Young Galaxy released a video for their single “Privileged Poor” off of the this year’s Ultramarine. The Canadian band has a solid track record of making quirky animated videos to accompany their sonic melancholia, and this is the second time that Young Galaxy have worked with painter/illustrator Carine Khalifé. “Hard To Tell”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 3, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Young Galaxy – “Privileged Poor” Video

Young Galaxy put together a really charming collection of songs on Ultramarine earlier this year, and now they have a new video for “Privileged Poor” that captures their sad and sweet music. The Jem Garrad-directed clip could almost be a mash up of Pixar’s Up and The Incredibles as it follows a retired superhero dealing… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 29, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Young Galaxy – “Sleepwalk With Me” Video

The Vancouver synth-rockers Young Galaxy released their album Ultramarine earlier this year, and there’s a deluxe edition of the LP that came out this week; we posted one of its bonus tracks, the B-side “Talk To Her,” last week. And now, to celebrate that reissue, director Fabricio Lima has made a beautifully animated video about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. Hosted by previous Polaris nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad, this year’s ceremony was held in Toronto earlier this evening and featured… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Young Galaxy – “Talk To Her” (Stereogum Premiere)

Vancouver’s Young Galaxy released their excellent Ultramarine earlier this year and will follow it up with a deluxe edition next week. One of the bonus B-sides in the collection is “Talk To Her,” an effortless synth-infused pop track that, filled with uncomplicated where at once Catherine McCandless is giving pretty salient love advice, at once… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 18, 2013 - 11:32 am

Young Galaxy – “In Fire (Sally Shapiro Remix)”

Young Galaxy got some pretty great news this week when they made the Polaris Prize shortlist for their album Ultramarine, though it’s really not a surprise if you’ve heard some of the singles off it. Songs like “New Summer,” and “Pretty Boy,” nailed a certain sadly romantic vibe while still sounding like something you’d want… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 18, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Young Galaxy – “New Summer” Video

As we’ve pointed out before, Canadian electro-pop band Young Galaxy (Polaris Prize long-listers in both 2010 and 2011) have been pairing songs from their latest record, Ultramarine, with some pretty funky music videos. Their latest, for “New Summer” (the album’s third single), is no exception. More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / June 10, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Young Galaxy – “Fall For You” Video

The Montreal band Young Galaxy makes sparkling, straightforward synthpop, but the two videos they’ve released for tracks from their new album Ultramarine are both weird as fuck. Their “Pretty Boy” video was a love story about two people in unbelievably creepy masks. And their new all-CGI clip for the tropical throb “Fall For You” show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2013 - 11:46 am

Young Galaxy – “Pretty Boy” Video

The Montreal band Young Galaxy worked with former Studio member and Balearic production don Dan Lissvik on their new album Ultramarine, and the end result just sparkles, so you might expect the album’s music videos to do the same. You would be wrong. In making his video for the gorgeous synthpop jam “Pretty Boy,” director… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Born Ruffians – “Needle (Young Galaxy Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Next week, the Ontario indie rockers Born Ruffians will release Birthmarks, their fourth album. And now the Montreal group Young Galaxy have remixed their single “Needle,” turning it into a jittery, echoing six-minute synthpop groove. Listen to the remix below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2013 - 9:28 am

Young Galaxy – “New Summer”

The synthy Montreal quintet Young Galaxy are about a month away from releasing their new album Ultramarine, and they’ve already nailed a couple of different moods on their early singles “Pretty Boy” and “Fall For You.” Their latest, the soft-sighing “New Summer,” nails a completely different one. It’s a fond, bittersweet reflection on being young… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Young Galaxy – “Fall For You”

A few weeks ago, Young Galaxy shared their first single from the new Ultramarine, the fantastic “Pretty Boy.” Their follow-up single is an interesting changeup. While “Pretty Boy” built its dreamy romance over a base of pulsing arpeggiator chords, the looser “Fall For You” is lifted by big, unpredictable drums and a tropical feel. The… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Young Galaxy – “Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)”

When the Wisconsin duo Peaking Lights remixes a track, they usually slather on a few layers of dubby synth-haze. But in reworking the Montreal band Young Galaxy’s effervescent single “Pretty Boy,” they’ve kept everything sharp and clear, stretching it into a six-minute dance-pop track with a utopian rhythmic ripple at its center. Listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Young Galaxy – “Pretty Boy”

Montreal five-piece Young Galaxy have been making dreamy pop music for a while now, but their hypnotic new single, “Pretty Boy,” in its delicate way, sounds a little more charged for the dance floor. The track is the opener off their upcoming album, Ultramarine, the follow-up to 2011’s Polaris Music Prize-longlisted Shapeshifting. Discussing her vocal… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 24, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Young Galaxy – “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” (Stereogum Premiere)

Canadian dream poppers Young Galaxy will put out a 7” next week, and today we’ve got a cut from that release called “Youth Is Wasted On The Young.” It’s a Smiths-y slab of reverb-heavy rock with singer Catherine McCandless’s vocals breaking through the clouds. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Young Galaxy – “Peripheral Visionaries” Video

Canuck dream pop outfit Young Galaxy has a way with shoegazey, lurid indie rock, and its latest animated video is a blissfully bizarre affair involving a skeleton, space, and Grimace from the McDonald’s ads. Well, not really. But you’ll see what I mean. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 23, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Paper Bag Artists Cover Madonna True Blue

Paper Bag Records is celebrating eight years as a label and their new website by releasing a tribute album covering Madonna’s 1986 album True Blue. The label asked their roster of artists — including Born Ruffians, PS I Love You, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and You Say Party (RIP) — to record songs from the… More »

By: jessica / April 18, 2011 - 12:02 pm