This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our soul. We’re calling this special series of posts 10/10.
I will go wherever Young Galaxy want to take me.
I can count using the fingers on one hand the number of artists who’ve appeared more often than Young Galaxy on Quick Before It Melts these past 10 years. As their roster and recording process has shifted and changed over the years, their musical output has remained as consistent as their striking visual presence. I am a fan of their sound, their style, and their spirit.
The following list of 10 favourite Young Galaxy videos could double as my list of favourite Young Galaxy songs (except for the fact there haven’t been any official videos from last year’s Falsework). Whether using stop-motion, animation, or live action film, the band has worked with their collaborators to create a technically impressive video catalogue, surpassed only by their musical output.
I get the sense that the next time we hear from Young Galaxy, they will be heading in a different direction, presenting a re-imagining or reinterpretation of who and what they are. I wait with anticipation to see where they take us next.