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Young Galaxy


Young Galaxy's story isn't exactly the stuff of constellation myths, but it is romantic in more than one sense of the word. First, the story of the band, which consists of Catherine McCandless and her boyfriend, Stephen Ramsay, is the story of a couple who met, fell in love and formed a band together to jointly pursue their musical dreams. Second, the story takes place in a couple of cities that are positively overrun with moony artistic types. McCandless and Ramsay met in Vancouver, where years ago they began working on material that would become Young Galaxy's. But before their own project came to be, the couple moved to Montreal, where Ramsay took what ended up being quite a long gig as a touring guitarist for another cosmically named outfit, Stars. After he left amicably to focus on his work with McCandless, Young Galaxy was snapped up by Arts & Crafts, a Canadian label that's home to a stable of more dreamers, such as Broken Social Scene and Feist. The band released an EP, formed a live band and took off on tour with label-mates The Dears. In 2007, Arts & Crafts released Young Galaxy's eponymous full-length debut.
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