Young Galaxy Announce New EP and Indefinite Hiatus, Share Video for New Song “The Future”

Snow Leopard EP Due Out This Friday

Sep 25, 2018 Bookmark and Share


Montréal electro-pop band Young Galaxy (Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless) are taking a break, they have announced an indefinite hiatus. But before they do, they are releasing one more EP, Snow Leopard, which they have also announced today (and is due out this Friday). They have shared a video for the EP's first single, the fittingly titled "The Future." Check out the video below, followed by the EP's cover art and a statement from the band about their hiatus.

Snow Leopard features material recorded during the sessions for their last album, Down Time, which came out back in April. The three-song EP also includes the tracks "Snow Leopard" and "Backwards Love." 

Ramsay and McCandless are married and Young Galaxy have had different lineups around them over the years. Young Galaxy have released six albums in total, from 2007's Young Galaxy up to Down Time.

Here's the band's statement (seemingly written by McCandless) on their hiatus:

"Young Galaxy has been the singular site of all our creative coordinates since 2006.  Generatively, as source, as the conduit for all our content, and as the bloom of each album cycle, it is the flower we have presented to all those who want to listen, see, and appreciate.

YG has had a linear movement until now with Stephen and I as its central driving force. And to satisfy our need to change and be challenged, each album bloomed differently than the last with loved and varied people to help present it. But now the two of us see that it is a matter of survival, personally and creatively, that we transform our singular process from its linear movement to multiple processes / branched movements.

Young Galaxy will go on hiatus so that we can go inside, stir it up, and regenerate. There will be many more Ramsay and McCandless blooms but they will have new and varied origins, conduits, and presentations. We both wish to focus on solo work, interdisciplinary collaborations, and ways of presenting content beyond prescribed music industry limitations.

Most of all, we want to thank you, the fans, for your support. To all who have listened, come to our shows and kept in touch, you have truly been the reason we have continued to love doing this and believe in it, through the ups and downs of these past 12 years. Thank you again.

We will have lots to announce in the coming months. We will see you soon.

caterpillar to butterfly"

Hotel Sport directed the video for "The Future" and in a press release says it "depicts an endless wave of information, a glimpse into the future where everything is hyper-connected and meaningless. The song's topic of anxiety and time was well suited to a barrage of disconnected images, something both visually seductive and absurd."

Read our 2013 interview with the band.

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