YOUNG CULTURE ANNOUNCE WINTER TOUR WITH LOCALS ONLY
Albany, NY – October 12, 2018 – Pop rock band Young Culture will be hitting the road this
December with fellow New Yorkers Locals Only. The week long run kicks off on December
1 st in Philadelphia, with additional stops in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Nashville, and more. For a full
list of shows, please see below or visit facebook.com/youngcultureNY .
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 On It.
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.
A complete 180 to the music Young Culture had made previously, the band released them as
a mixtape under the abbreviated moniker YC. The songs served as an important writing
exercise for the pair to sharpen their skills when it came back round to writing ‘real’ Young
Culture songs. That influence is very much evident in “Drift,” the first song the band has
written since signing to Equal Vision Records earlier this year.
The result is a song that redefines who Young Culture is as a band, but also reshapes 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 song and
The release of the emotionally charged “Drift” is helping to usher in a brand new phase of
Young Culture’s existence. 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.
The band’s new single premiered exclusively via Substream Magazine , and is now available
via streaming services at evr.lnk.to/drift .
Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Kayak Jones
12/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Creep Records
12/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
12/3 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
12/4 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
12/5 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
12/6 – Ocala, FL @ Alchemy Ballroom
12/7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
12/8 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown