Download of the Week: Young James

Saskatoon’s Young James release new CD entitled Cruel Times

Rumour has it that Saskatoon indie folk-bluegrass band Young James got someone in France to mix and master their latest, home-recorded full-length album over the internet for, well, let’s say a really reasonable rate.

And it sounds phenomenal.

Young James

Entitled Cruel Times, the album sounds appropriately road worn and lovelorn while somehow retaining anthemic qualities. The four-piece come out swinging with the track “More Give (Than Take)” and keep a relatively forward momentum via shuffling country-infused acoustic guitar ballads.

The group’s second release, Cruel Times is a welcome addition to an increasingly robust and self-aware Saska-centric scene.

Upcoming Shows

March 24 – Edmonton, AB – The Blackdog Freehouse
April 21 – Regina, SK – Artesian on 13th
May 25 – Saskatoon, SK – Lydia’s Pub