Montreal’s Young Galaxy end 2011 with the release of Shapeshifting ‘Deluxe Edition’ and free Versus remix LP

Montreal’s Young Galaxy are set to end the year with two releases. The band will issue a ‘Deluxe Edition’ of their acclaimed Shapeshifting album on December 13th from iTunes. The new version of Shapeshifting will include four tracks in their original form which will give fans a taste of what the album may have sounded like without the input of producer Dan Lissvik (full tracklisting below).

Young Galaxy have also been commissioned to complete a number of remixes this year. The band has compiled a number of the tracks they have reworked on Versus. Remixes of songs by Handsome Furs, Junior Boys, Grimes and label-mates Austra are all featured on the eleven-track album which is available here as a free download. Finally, the band is also reissuing Shapeshifting on blue marbled vinyl which can be pre-ordered here.

2011 has been a year of change and growth for Young Galaxy. The year started with the band moving to Paper Bag Records and with the release of Shapeshifting which marked a massive shift in the band’s sound. Young Galaxy were applauded for their ability to take risks as they gave control of the finished album to producer Dan Lissvik as he completed the album from his studio in Sweden. Shapeshifting was embraced by critics and fans alike and was included on the long list for the Polaris Music Prize with the band becoming the only act to ever be included on the list in consecutive years. Shapeshifting has also seen the band take a massive step forward by allowing them to tour the world and share the stage with Arcade Fire, Austra and Junior Boys.

Shapeshifting ‘Deluxe Edition’ Tracklisting
The Angels Are Surely Weeping (featuring Hanna)
Blown Minded (video)
We Have Everything
For Dear Life
Peripheral Visionaries
High And Goodbye
Phantoms (video)
Cover Your Tracks
Blown Minded (Original Take)
Phantoms (Original Take)
B.S.E. (Original Take)
Shapeshifting (Original Take)

Versus Tracklisting
Handsome Furs ‘Serve the People’
Junior Boys ‘You’ll Improve Me’
Austra ‘Lose It’
The Sounds ‘Better Off Dead’
Grimes ‘Crystal Ball’
CFCF ‘Snake Charmer’
The Pipettes ‘Call Me’
Johan Agebjorn ‘Watch The World Go By’
The Arkells ‘Michigan Left’
Austra ‘Spellwork’
Freedom or Death ‘This Crowded Room’

Austra and Young Galaxy Canadian Tour Dates
November 23 – Regina SK – The Exchange
November 24 – Winnipeg MB – West End Cultural Centre
December 1 – Toronto ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 2 – Montreal QC – Cabaret du Mile End
December 3 – Ottawa ON – Ritual Night Club

Brennan Schnell

Brennan Schnell is a Concert photographer in the Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto area. He also currently hosts a video podcast on, Takes photos of many things, and is an avid tech geek. His work has appeared at TorontoLife, TSN, Vistek, Gawker, AskMen, and the Ottawa Citizen. He started EastScene in 2009 to help spread the word of amazing bands. Contact him at bschnell (at) eastscene (dot) com.

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