Scanning through some of the songs that I’ve posted about, or listening to the tracks on my playlists, you can quickly gather that I like bands that skirt the line between multiple genres. Defying labels is something that I strive for, and I look for that in the music that I listen to. The best part of being more difficult to label is it is open to interpretation of the individual, so whichever individual classified the Canadian trio, Young Empires, as “baroque pop” in Wikipedia needs a medal for thinking outside the freaking box! With an affinity for full soundscapes, Young Empires sure can tick a ton of genre boxes with an alt-rock sound that is HUGE and a ton of electric music influences, yet they are pretty well unknown in the alt-rock & electronic world (under 5000 YouTube plays on a song of this caliber is quite low). Full is a great word to describe “Mercy,” their eventual breakout track! Now is your chance to jump on a band that is not going to sneak under the radar for much longer; it’s only a matter of time. For fans of AWOLNATION, InnerPartySystem, or Savoir Adore, you will take to these guys immediately. Give them a quick listen and don’t be afraid to bob your head at your desk a bit, we’re all doing it.