Young Man formed in 2009 are from St. Paul, Minnesota, fronted by Colin Caulfield and backed by Emmett Conway, Joe Bailey, Jeff Graupner, Darien Williams Young Man craft a diverse cross-reference of typically British indie on a Californian breeze with experimental anecdotes of New York and Berlin.
Vol.1 the second album in a trilogy, with the first being last years Ideas of Distance is produced by John McEntire (Tortoise/The Sea and The Cake) and features 10 dazzling, diverse and yet creative young pop songs that yearn for repeated listening. Lead single ‘Fate’ is a surprising 6 minute dancefloor friendly indie pop song, commencing on a chugging krautrock rhythm with high sweet dreamy vocal harmonies that reminisce of any member of the Lennon family and the way Animal Collective sound like the Beach Boys, with synths suggestive of Roxy Music’s utilisation of prog rock for subtle 80s chart hits before a final third hits with a grandiose spacial texture where the vocals and guitar solo are key above a slow soft pulsing drone that could become a stadium filling sound.
Vol.1 suggests Colin Caulfield is to go on much larger things as the song structure, dynamics, textures and heartfelt honest song writing suggest an original talent that can tap celestial and complex musical dynamics with references including John Barry, T.Rex, Can, and Beach House.
Vol.1 was released on May 22nd on Frenchkiss (N. America), Tom’s Apple Records/ Rough Trade Distribution (UK/ Europe)
Young Man ‘Fate’ music video
- Ben Loom @stronglook