YOUNG CULTURE RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “HOLIDAY IN VEGAS”
Pop rock band Young Culture are turning up the party with a brand new single. “Holiday In Vegas” is out now on Equal Vision Records, and highlights the band’s fun and flirty side. Fans can stream it, here: https://youtu.be/_yuM5dK688g
“Words can’t explain how stoked we are on this new era. These are by far the most YC songs we’ve ever made and it feels good to be making songs that feel 100% us,” the band shares. “That’s why we wanted to get things started with a fun one, because what’s more Young Culture than a Holiday In Vegas?”
Young Culture is currently opening for Have Mercy on “The Final Tour,” a six week, full U.S. run giving fans a chance to say goodbye to the Baltimore-based band. Also on the tour are Fredo Disco and Selfish Things. Tickets are on sale now and available at www.youngcultureny.com.
Last year Young Culture celebrated an incredibly successful first week following the release of their label debut EP, (This Is) Heaven. (This Is) Heaven secured the #22 spot on the New Artist chart, as well as #53 Indie. The EP has been heralded by Billboard, New Noise Magazine, Indie Mixtape, idobi Radio, and more. Fans can stream (This Is) Heaven via Spotify and Apple Music, or purchase it online at youngculture.merchnow.com.
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 – 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, fueled 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.
That influence is very much evident in songs like “Drift,” co-produced by Derek DiScanio (State Champs) and Sam Guiana (Like Pacific, Coldfront). “Drift” not only redefined who Young Culture is as a band, but also reshaped 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 band.
2018 ushered in a brand new phase of Young Culture’s existence, evident in “21 Days” as well as the rest of latest EP (This Is) Heaven. 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.
Young Culture released (This Is) Heaven on January 18th, 2019 via Equal Vision Records. To purchase, please visit: youngculture.merchnow.com.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
2/7 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
2/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
2/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
2/11 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
2/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Imurj
2/14 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
2/15 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
2/16 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
2/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/19 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
2/21 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
2/22 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
2/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
2/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
2/26 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room
2/27 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
2/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
2/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Noisepop Music Festival
3/1 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
3/3 – Portland, OR @ TBD
3/4 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
3/6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
3/7 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
3/8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Rino
3/10 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
3/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
3/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
3/13 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
3/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Foundry
3/15 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
3/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
3/18 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
3/20 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar