Pop rock band Young Culture has announced that they will be hitting the road this
fall with Homesafe, Kayak Jones, and
Keep Flying. The full US run kicks
off on October 23rdin Milwaukee and concludes on December 7th in Lansing. For a full list of upcoming
shows, please see below or visit: www.facebook.com/youngcultureNY.
Earlier this year, Young Culture
celebrated an incredibly successful first week following the release of their
new EP, (This Is) Heaven, available now via Equal Vision Records. (This
Is)Heaven, the band’s label
debut, secured the #22 spot on the New Artist chart, as well as #53 Indie. The EP has been heralded by Billboard,
Noise Magazine, Indie
Radio, and more. Fans can stream (This
Is) Heaven via Spotify
Music, or purchase it online at youngculture.merchnow.com.
It’s not often that a rock or punk
band will make a hip-hop style mixtape just to clear their creative cobwebs.
But that’s exactly what Albany-based four-piece Young Culture did. Formed by
school friends Alex Magnan (vocals)
and Gabe Pietrafesa (guitar), who
have been playing together for a number of years, Young Culture put out their
debut mini-album, You, in the summer of 2016. It was followed up with a
five-track EP called Blue. The former had a song, “Bedroom Floor” that featured Derek
DiScanio from State Champs – a
fellow Albany band – on backing vocals. The latter was co-produced by him and
Seth Henderson, who’s worked with the likes of Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and Sleep
Young Culture – completed now by
guitarist Troy Burchett and drummer Nick Cavin – toured those songs and
began to build up a solid following, which remains strong today. But instead of
working on new material for the band, the pair, fuelled by an inherent restless
creativity, began to experiment, Pietrafesa sending Magnan different beats to
write lyrics over just to keep their inspiration and creative juices flowing.
That influence is very much
evident in songs like “Drift,”
co-produced by Derek DiScanio (State
Champs) and Sam Guiana (Like Pacific,
Coldfront). “Drift” not only redefined who Young Culture is as a band, but
also reshaped the perimeters of pop-punk – although it should be noted that
they’re very wary of being confined to just that genre. As they should be,
because there are many more layers to this band.
2018 ushered in a brand new phase
of Young Culture’s existence, evident in the their latest single “21 Days” as well as the rest of new EP (This Is) Heaven. They might now be just
20 years old, but both Pietrafesa and Magnan’s attitude and songwriting ability
display a maturity way beyond their years. And while this isn’t an entirely new
beginning, it certainly marks the start of something that’s thoroughly unique,
electrifying and engaging.
Young Culture released (This Is) Heaven on January 18th,
2019 via Equal Vision Records. To purchase, please visit: youngculture.merchnow.com.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade (No Keep