RICHARD YOUNGS  |  Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits

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    Tracks

  1. The Valley in Flight
  2. Like a Sailor
  3. Collapsing Stars
  4. Love in the Great Outdoors
  5. Still Life in Room
  6. Oh Reality
  7. Radio Innocents
  8. Summer Void
  9. A Storm of Light Ignites My Heart
  10. Sun Points at the World
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"Make a proper pop album."

Thus was the simple dare handed to Richard Youngs from his friend Andrew "Paz" Paine during their weekly Sunday meet-up. Ever the modest master, Youngs said in accepting this friendly challenge that he merely endeavored to capture the "beats and hooks" of contemporary pop. He's never attempted to disguise his gift for catchy musical phrases, though they may have come by way of careening, pleading, soothing or challenging multi-tracked voices.

We present the results here as Beyond The Valley Of Ultrahits. Among bright, hypnotic loops, Youngs' voice finds its inner Bowie. But let it be known: this collection of house-inspired gems displays much more than a capacity for pop emulation. It's a confirmation of Youngs' craft and prowess, no matter the terrain.

With enviable grace, experimental minimalist Youngs sets his sights on the pop world and claims it as his own. Youngs' heretofore unknown love of Pet Shop Boys and the Madchester sound is reimagined via his unique avant sensibility and atmospheric wand strokes. Originally released in 2009 as a very-limited CD-R on Paine's Sonic Oyster label, Jagjaguwar is honored to present Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits, remastered and on vinyl for the first time.

(JAG177 released: 07/20/10)

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

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Santiago de Compostela, ES - TriCiclo (Fundacion SGAE)

S. Carey
Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre  w/ Mason Jennings

The Cave Singers
Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre  w/ Yonder Mountain String Band

Viet Cong
Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

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