Canadian Premiere: Young Rival share “Interior Light” + Album Details

The Hamilton trio are back with some gritty goodness

The Hamilton trio Young Rival are back a brand new gritty track called “Interior Light”. Following up 2013’s Stay Young, the band is making a comeback with their eponymous album Interior Light.

Recorded in Hamilton with producer Graham Walsh (Alvvays, Viet Cong, Metz) the band brought a new approach to their songwriting. By ripping apart their songs piece by piece, they got to see what’s at the root each song, sounding like a punchier, stripped down version of the The Walkmen.

“We listened to a lot of Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers, stuff like that,” said the band’s Aron D’Alesio. “We brought in some psych elements as well. So ‘croon psych’ became a term we were throwing around at each other in the studio, like Sinatra dropping acid with Deerhunter.”

As part of the album release Young Rival will be joining Born Ruffians along their North American tour this summer and fall. You can catch the band this weekend at Riverfest Elora.

Interior Light come outs October 16th via Paper Bag Records.


Upcoming Tour Dates:
*With Born Ruffians
Aug 15 – Riverfest – Elora, ON
Sept 5 – Westfest – Hamilton, ON
Oct 27 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT*
Oct 28 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY*
Oct 29 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA*
Oct 30 – Pearl Street Nightclub – Northampton, MA*
Nov 02 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA*
Nov 03 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC*
Nov 04 – Cat’s Cradle Backroom – Carrboro, NC*
Nov 06 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA*
Nov 07 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA*
Nov 08 – Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX*
Nov 09 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX*
Nov 10 – Sidewinder – Austin, TX*
Nov 12 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ*
Nov 13 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing *
Nov 14 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA*
Nov 15 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA*
Nov 17 – Mississippi Studio’s – Portland, OR*
Nov 18 – Barboza – Seattle, WA*
Nov 19 – The Cambie Pub – Nanaimo, BC CANADA*
Nov 20 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC CANADA*
Nov 21 – The Imperial Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA*
Nov 23 –Spiritbar – Nelson, BC CANADA*
Nov 26 – SAIT’s Gateway – Calgary, AB CANADA*
Nov 27 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB CANADA*
Nov 28 – Amigo’s – Saskatoon, SK CANADA*
Nov 29 – Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB CANADA*
Nov 30 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN*
Dec 01 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL*
Dec 02 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch*

Track Listing:
Carry The Weight
Throw It In The River
Interior Light
Where’s It All Going
Living Like You Should
Bent Out of Shape
Let’s Get Together
That’s Chemistry