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Hot New Talent Alert: Young Love

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Franz Ferdinand would duet with Justin Timberlake? The result of such an unusual pairing might be something that sounds like Young Love. Fronted by singer/songwriter Dan Keyes, the band is testing the waters with their debut single "Discotech." Listen to the song here, or download (totally guilt-free) the Lindbergh Palace MP3 mix (via MySpace).

I listened to an advance of Young Love's debut album "Too Young To Fight It" that will be released on Island/Def Jam early 2007. With its slick synth-rock production, clever hooks and Keyes' soulful crooning, it will surely please both the indie hipsters over at MisShapes and the screaming kids at MTV's Total Request Live.

A Texan-turned-New Yorker, Keyes previously was a member of the Austin rock outfit Recover. He decided to head out East to work on his own music career. After recording several demos and writing plenty of material, he was scooped up by Island/Def Jam. He is now guided by some of the same people that made The Killers a breakout hit, so it might be just a matter of time before Young Love will hit the big time.

Listen to Young Love "Discotech"
Watch Young Love "Discotech"
Watch Young Love "Find A New Way"

October 31, 2006 in Hot New Pop Alert, MP3 | Permalink

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I've been listening non-stop since friday afternoon. Can't get enought of it... and as I wrote on my blog, I agree with you that they will get big.

Posted by: Dan at Oct 31, 2006 11:17:45 AM

Young Love is definitely going to get big in the next year..a much better version at what Hellogoodbye was trying to do

Posted by: Andrea at Nov 13, 2006 11:26:40 AM

I also got the advance release..been crankin it for the last three weeks and i'm still not sick of it. They'll please a lot of people :) I'm psyched to see him tomorrow night.

Posted by: Jon at Nov 13, 2006 2:18:06 PM

Two young lovers, kissing in the moonlight, is a silhouette of love.

Posted by: Lamar Cole at Nov 17, 2006 9:24:54 AM

Were you at Young Love CD Release Party on January 30, 2007!!?! Click BELOW to see what you missed!

http://www.nickydigital.com/index.php?/gallery/album/C239/

Posted by: NickyDigital at Feb 23, 2007 3:52:42 PM

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