The Gates to Young Empires

Young_Empires_The-Gates_1000_1000Toronto’s Young Empires, the alternative trio of Matthew Vlahovich, Jacob Palahnuk, and Taylor Hill, has released its debut album The Gates, and it sounds splendid. The music is taut, with rich textures, and skyscraping choruses. International reference points might be The Killers or Coldplay, but as it is often said internationally, “Canadians do it better”. The CBC comments, and we would agree, that it is hard to believe that The Gates is Young Empires’ debut LP, as it sounds like something by a band that has already championed the charts many times over. We have embedded the MV for the album’s title-track which is filled with gorgeous cinematography. It will give you a taste of what the album has to offer.  iTunes