Posts Tagged ‘Young Empires’


Tokyo Police Club are in Vancouver tonight for a show at The Imperial.  They perform tomorrow in Victoria atRifflandia.

Before their show today, they stopped by CFOX and I asked David to tell me about Eugene, Oregon.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsI’ll have some live tunes (including a cover of “Since U Been Gone?” coming soon. *** youngempires

Toronto’s Young Empires performed last night in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club. Today they stopped by CFOX on their way to the ferry to take part in the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria. I asked Matt about their song “Uncover Your Eyes.”

On the way out…they bumped into Tokyo Police Club…also in CFOX before their show tonight at The Imperial and then off to Rifflandia.

A photo posted by YOUNG EMPIRES (@youngempires) on Sep 18, 2015 at 2:24pm PDT



Go with yourself.

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he Chris Walla song “Kanta’s Theme” is so chill, it is cutting fjords in my head with glaciers operating on geological time.


I kinda really like it. Chill.

Chris Walla we know and love from Death Cab For Cutie. Hey…remember when he played his final show with the band in Victoria? Neat.

New record is called Tape Loops…and as the title suggests, a tape based recording session where he loops some tapes and what not.

“I can’t change a closed, physical tape loop with a mouse-click or a keystroke, and that’s precisely the point,” Walla explains.  “Digital recording and editing often feels like working in a spreadsheet—it’s not always a place for dreams.”


Toronto’s Young Empires are so hot right now. Their debut LP, The Gates, is out on Friday and the single by the same name is popular on modern rock radio.

The band channels that electronic/indie rock vibe to create a fun and vibrant sound. Their first ep came out in 2012 and had more of a house energy, for this record they wanted to grow their sound.

We all knew that we wanted to make a record that was more mature,” says lead vocalist Matthew Vlahovich. ”We were 25 years old when we wrote our first one, now we’re in our thirties. We’ve all grown up on a lot of levels.”

The band is heading out on tour, here are our Pacific Northwest shows..

Sept 15 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
Sept 16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sept 17 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Sept 19 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia


Jamie and I take the party to the Fair at the PNE to check out the Craft Beer Fest.

I channel my best Nardwuar then we hit the booths with our adorable little 4 ounce mug.

I’d love your support with a view or maybe even a share!

Go with yourself.

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