New Young Rival – “Your Island”

Young Rival are a young quartet from Hamilton, Ontario. We posted the dusky, Zombies-esque “4:15” a couple months ago. This time we have “Your Island” — the pop’s more sugary, but there’s still a vintage feel to the guitar sound and vocalist Aron D’Alesio delivery. We still don’t know too much about YR, and haven’t really pinned their overall sound down yet. For instance, another new track, “Another Nobody,” is straight-up garage rock. They play the Mercury Lounge tonight, so if you’re in the NYC area, you could maybe catch them, possibly figure out their deal.

Young Rival – “Your Island” (MP3)

You can do some further investigations at their blog and at MySpace. Their new six-song self-titled debut EP is just out and will be available on this current tour.

07/24 – NYC, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Bound Stems
07/25 – Peterborough, ON @ The MoHo
07/26 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ King Khan and the Shrines
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Theatre Centre (Summer Works Theatre Fest)
08/23 – Creemore, ON @ Copper Kettle Festival
09/12 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
09/19 – Hamilton, ON Casbah – EP Release Party

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