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With the release of their fourth record, The Arc, Young and Sexy find themselves entering their 10th year as a band. Evidence shows that throughout the course of pop music history it can be challenging for an act to continue to inspire one another during the song writing process. Not so with Young and Sexy, however. Each new record continues to evolve their expansive arrangements and heavily melodic sound that draws diverse comparisons to acts such as Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, The Zombies, Led Zeppelin, and The Go Betweens.
Paul Pittman (Vocals, Guitar), Lucy Brain (Vocals), André Lagacé (Guitar), Alex Brain (Drums) and Brent McDonald (Bass) have returned with a set of songs destined to appeal to the true music lover; a listener who, in this digital age of restlessness, is willing to spin a record in its entirety and take the time to enjoy a complex and rewarding audio experience. These eleven new songs wield the rare gift of both artful experimentation and strong melodic invention. The Arc is full of classical, baroque pop and prog rock influences. Songs move from one movement to another cradling lyrics that focus on medieval and pagan imagery with a touch of spiritualism. The band that released Stand Up For Your Mother (their Mint Records debut) has now moved into dark and mysterious passages such as, "The wick is lit, unsettling shadows play. The rhythm beats wild and we dance. Now mix the elixir." (From "The Demon Dreaming") Recorded and produced at The Hive Studios in Vancouver B.C. by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Cave Singers, Ladyhawk, Swan Lake), The Arc fits securely into Young and Sexy's ever-changing musical canon.