Young Galaxy, Ultramarine

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 07.08.13 in Reviews

On their fourth LP, Young Galaxy go big, trading woozy, lo-fi-leaning dreampop for busy, dancefloor-ready electropop hits. They returned to producer Dan Lissvik, who worked on 2011′s Shapeshifting, but this time the group traveled from Canada to Lissvik’s studio in Sweden instead of sending their unfinished recordings overseas. The result is slick, cinematic and cohesive: There are disco influences (“Out the Gate Backwards”), tropical beats (“Fall For You”), and glorious pop anthems (“Pretty Boy,” “Fever”). In losing all hints of the haziness that masks their earlier releases, Young Galaxy simultaneously shed the Slowdive comparisons and make their best record yet.