Poor Young Things couldn’t have picked a better title than Force Of Nature for their new EP. The six-song sonic blast is the Toronto-based outfit’s follow up to their 2013 full-length debut, The Heart. The Head. The End., reconfirming their status as one of Canada’s most exciting, emerging and modern indie rock bands. Force Of Nature will be released October 9.
“We poured our blood, sweat and tears into Force Of Nature and we couldn’t be happier with the result,” front man Matt Fratpietro says. “It’s a driving record, plain and simple.”
The EP’s first single,”Like An Animal,” landed at radio this summer, offering a double-barreled blast of euphoric guitar pop, while ingeniously co-opting perennial New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan’s catchphrase for its hook, “You can’t pay the rent ’cause you’re too damn high.”
The band recorded Force Of Nature with producers Gus Van Go and Werner F at the pair’s Brooklyn, NY studio The Boiler Room in January 2015. It marked Poor Young Things’ first sessions since being named Sirius XM’s 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year, and earned them a slot on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
Poor Young Things, comprised of Matt Fratpietro, guitarists David Allan Grant and Michael Kondakow, bassist Scott Burke, and drummer Konrad Commisso, formed in Thunder Bay, ON. The band released its first EP, Let It Sleep, in 2012, and embarked on a full-time touring schedule that now averages over 100 shows per year. Poor Young Things head out across Canada again this October and November, supporting The Glorious Sons on their The Contender Tour.