Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
Young Empires, Black Light Dinner Party, DJ Carbo
69 Kilmarnock Street
Boston, MA, 02215
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Young Empires are a new Canadian 3-piece that has garnered international critical acclaim and since their inception in October 2009. NME Magazine compared Young Empires' sound to the likes of The Killers, Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, and Foals. Defined by swirling synthesizer tones, fervent bass rhythms, and soulful guitar licks, Young Empires deliver fresh, yet distinguished dance tracks full of swagger, sexuality, and occasionally a little angst.
A long with music blogs, Young Empires have also been well-received in the fashion world including a feature in Dazed & Confused Magazine. Their song "Glory of the Night" was released on Parisian fashion/music label Kitsune Maison 10. Another track "Against the Wall" has been featured on a viral fashion video for Nylon TV.
Young Empires' still young career highlights include international performances in London, Paris, Stockholm, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Bogota, Toronto, and Montreal. They've supported acts such as Jamiroquai, Chromeo, Dragonette,
Japandroids, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, Jamaica, and Tanlines. Young Empires' live performance at the NXNE Festival was named in the top 10 out of over 500 bands.
The trio is also distinguished for their production skills and been commissioned to remix major label singles for Geffen
and Kitsune Records. Their home demo recordings have charted on FM4 Radio (Germany) and two separate home
demos have reached the top 15 on HypeMachine's charts; a feat that earned them a spot on the HypeMachine
showcase at CMJ this year.
With their debut EP, Wake All My Youth, dropping in early 2012 on Pirates Blend Records Young Empires are poised to deliver on many reviewers predictions as one of the top new artists to watch.
Black Light Dinner Party
"Black Light Dinner Party is dance music for people who don't just want to dance. Whatever else you'd like to experience while listening to the band is, of course, up to you. But for sure... when you listen to a song like 'Older Together,' you really can't help but move your head right along with your body - while hearing the group discussing their intimate details in tracks like the revealing 'Older Together.'
This kind of intimacy has come closer to the cultural surface these days. Groups like The Weeknd and Destroyer have equally pulled their life's messes inside the disco. But BLDP approaches this with an equal eye toward sonic retroness that lights up tracks like 'Gold Chain' like a breath of fresh air. It's an approach I haven't heard before, and it suits the group well.
Like the thinking man's Passion Pit, (and the young person's LCD Soundsystem), this is a group unafraid to add a lyrical weight to the dance floor, from a band as interested in the morning after as they are staying up all night." - The Deli Mag