Video: “Rain of Gold” live by Young Empires

Posted by The G on October 29, 2010 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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By popular demand – another live video of dance floor gods Young Empires performing “Rain of Gold” live at Arlene’s Grocery in New York on October 24, 2010.  When you check out this video and fall in love with the song as much as I have, there’s great news – for a limited time, you can download this track FOR FREE on Young Empires’ official Myspace page!  Don’t waste time… get to clickin’ so you can get to groovin’!

“Against The Wall” live by Young Empires

Posted by The G on October 25, 2010 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Young Empires are truly a band to watch.  Their music is infectiously catchy and their songs are highly danceable disco-punk!  Young Empires were truly one of the highlights at the CMJ music festival that took place in New York last week.  I’ve seen them live twice and both times they stole the show.  It’s no surprise they just completed a South American tour with Jamiroquai!  I am so excited to see this band continue to soar to new heights.  Their show at Arlene’s Grocery on October 24, 2010 featured their soon-to-be-worldwide-smash-hit “Against The Wall.”  Before you press play, here’s what I want you to do, close your eyes and imagine you are at the hottest club in the city….  now press play…

Young Empires live at Arlene’s Grocery

Posted by The G on October 24, 2010 under G Reviews | 5 Comments to Read

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Young Empires live at Arlene's Grocery

I cannot believe it’s only been two months since I was first exposed to the disco-punk band Young Empires.  I saw them open for Dragonette in August of 2010 and I have been listening to their music so much since then, it seems like their songs have been a part of my musical vocabulary for a much longer period of time.  Naturally, I was excited to see them perform again as they played a very intimate gig at Arlene’s Grocery for the CMJ music festival on October 23, 2010. Once again, Young Empires kicked ass!  Non New Yorkers might know of Arlene’s Grocery as it was one of the venues Jeff Buckley used to play before his career skyrocketed.

Speaking of careers skyrocketing, I spoke with the band before the gig and they were telling me that they just supported Jamiroquai on a South American tour!  Mark my words, this band is going to be huge!  I was shocked when I discovered they are not signed to a record label yet, so my dear readers, let’s all close our eyes for a few minutes and think “Interscope.”  Also, while you wait patiently for live videos of Young Empires’ fantastic soon-to-be worldwide smash hits “Against The Wall” and “Rain of Gold,” which I’ll be posting soon, you can download FREE demo versions of the tracks by signing up on the band’s mailing list on their official Myspace page.  This is highly recommended and I know your ears will thank you for clicking the link!  When I wrote my review of Young Empires from their August performance, I remarked that I liked the music so much, I couldn’t wait to meet the band after their set to tell them.  I saw the same thing happen after their performance today with new fans and I am happy to see that people are really responding to Young Empires.

Young Empires’ 7 song set consisted of “White Doves,” “Against The Wall,” “Rain of Gold,” “Diamond Rings” and a couple of new songs.  I really enjoyed watching the audience go crazy during the Young Empires’ set especially since the crowd was virtually expressionless for the bands that played prior to them.  Dance floors in 2011 are going to be a much happier place once the music of Young Empires is playing, so get ready to get your disco-punk groove on!

I cannot wait for Young Empires to become huge stars and if performances like the one they delivered at Arlene’s Grocery are a predictor of future success, I think it’s only a matter of time before they conquer the music charts.  Pass it on…

Matthew Vlahovich (Lead Singer) of Young Empires

Robert Aaron Ellingson of Young Empires

Jake Palahnuk of Young Empires

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