Young Rival Release “Interior Light” video

Young Rival Release Video For "Interior Light", the track comes off their forthcoming release 'Interior Light' out October 16th

Recently, psych band Young Rival released their first piece of new music since 2012’s Stay Young. The first taste was the title track, “Interior Light” off their forthcoming release of the same name out on October 16th via Paper Bag Records. “The band’s haunting melodies provide the perfect soundtrack. Waterfall-like chord structures make it an ideal backdrop for the last of your warm, summer nights. The guitars jangle, the drums pound an upbeat rhythm and the vocals coo soothing truths about life.

The band, who is well known for their music videos didn’t disappoint with this outing. “To make this video we used an old 35mm film camera from the 80s (The Nimslo), and teamed up with several photographers, including a chemist-turned-hobby-photographer,coincidentally named Jon Smith),who literally shoots using a shotgun whose blast triggers a camera to snap a photo,” said Young Rival bassist John Smith.

Smith explains, “the 4-month-long process involved taking several dozen rolls of still photographs with The Nimslo, a camera that takes 4 different images from 4 slightly different angles with each click. We then scanned the negatives by hand, and animated each frame in sequence. The result was over 20,000 frames that were then hand-placed into the edit. The stereoscopic/3D effect is similar to, what is referred to as, the “Matrix-bullet-time” effect – multiple angles of the same subject matter – but, in this case, on a much smaller scale and using older technology.”

To coincide with the release of their new album Young Rival will head out on a full North American tour with label mates Born Ruffians. The tour kicks off in Burlington, VT on October 27th. Highlights include the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on October 28th, the newly opened Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on November 14th and a full string of dates in the band’s home country, Canada.

For nearly a decade, the power trio Young Rival have been making some of the catchiest and wittiest garage pop in Hamilton, Ontario, with a deft facility for crafting smart earworms and delivering them with rambunctious energy. In addition to a handful of viral music videos, they have two critically acclaimed albums under their collective belt (2010’s self-titled debut and 2012’s Stay Young), not to mention a reputation as one of the rip-roaring-est live acts in Canada.

Yet, to keep the band sounding fresh-for them as well as for their fans-the three friends had to take a step back and reassess Young Rival: how they sounded, what they did, and how they did it. “It was definitely time for us to have a sit down together and figure things out,” says Aron D’Alesio, the band’s singer, songwriter, and guitar player. It could have spelled the end of Young Rival, but instead, “we decided to switch things up. Do things differently. Try something new.”


*With Born Ruffians
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 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX*
Nov 12 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ*
Nov 13 – The Music Thing – San Diego, CA
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 – Cambie’s – 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 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI*
Dec 03 – Olde Walkerville Theatre – Windsor, ON CANADA

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