New Release: YOUNG RIVAL – Stay Young
Hamilton hard-hitting (but always quirky) rock trio YOUNG RIVAL follow up their excellent and much-lauded self-titled 2010 debut this week with their sophomore LP release Stay Young.
Tonally not much has changed, with ample solid thudding percussive sections, jangly guitars, and airy vocal harmonies, though there are a couple spots on the release that delve into some darker territory musically (I’m looking at you Let It Go) that might not necessarily be for everyone, but I eat that shit for breakfast…
The release is being fronted by lead single Two Reasons, and the accompanying video (also embedded below) features Michigan artist James Kuhn lip-synching a series of 25 separate performance shots; the members of YOUNG RIVAL apparently became fans of Kuhn’s elaborate body paint art style after discovering his blog back in fall 2011… which is definitely eye-catching to say the least.
The band are hitting the Ontario/Quebec road in November in support of the release (see dates below).
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Nov 01 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
Nov 08 – Windsor, ON @ FM Lounge
Nov 09 – London, ON @ APK Live
Nov 10 – Sarnia, ON @ Paddy Flaherty’s
Nov 16 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus 12:30pm AFTERNOON SHOW (M for Montreal Festival)
Nov 16 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club
Nov 17 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange CLUB SHOW (M for Montreal Festival)
Nov 20 – St Catharine’s, ON @ Mansion House
Nov 22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 23 – Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog
Nov 24 – Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
Nov 21 – Guelph, ON @ E-Bar
Feb 07 – Chicoutimi, QC @ Le Sous Bois
Feb 08 – Joliette, QC @ L’Univers Rock
Feb 09 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Scanner
Feb 15 – Wakefield, QC @ Black Sheep Inn
Feb 16 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Petite Boîte Noire