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Matthew Young of Young Empires
Happy birthday to Matthew Young, lead singer of the disco-punk band Young Empires. Young Empires are a trio from Canada whose music will make you run to the nearest dance floor to get your groove on. They are currently recording their first album and their songs have gone viral, being included on mixtapes from the likes of Kitsune. The band recently recorded a live session at Daytrotter and I recommend you download the set, which you can do for free. I am looking forward to Young Empires becoming huge stars, so if you consider yourself a taste maker, make sure Young Empires are on your radar. Happy birthday Matthew! I hope Young Empires come back to New York soon. I need my fix of the funk!
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Angelica Bess of Body Language
I’ve seen the Brooklyn-based group Body Language on two occasions: once opening up for LaRoux and once opening up for Little Boots. This funky electro-pop quartet has also toured with Zero 7 and are about to go on tour with Sia. They’ve been doing the remix circuit lately working with Passion Pit and Marina and the Diamonds. I think they are going to be big. My favorite track is called “Sandwiches” that features the infectiously catchy chorus: “we’ll make it hot like butter / easy to spread / and we can make sandwiches.” You can download an mp3 of the track if you check out this site. Their EP “Speaks” is now available on I-Tunes.� Get it!
Matthew Young of Body Language.