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The Young Evils

It takes tremendous talent to make simple pop this irresistibly infectious — see also: The Raveonettes — and in a little more than two minutes, “Get Over It” practically oozes it, driven by The Young Evils’ raw chemistry and undeniable charm.” – NPR

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The Young Evils are Troy Nelson (guitar/vocals) and Mackenzie Mercer (vocals) with: Cody Hurd (guitar), Michael Lee (bass) and Faustine Hudson (drums). The Seattle-based band self released their debut album, “Enchanted Chapel”, produced by Barrett Jones (Nirvana, The Melvins) in August 2010. They are set to record their next studio album in Brooklyn with producer Shane Stoneback (The Cults, Vampire Weekend, Magic Kids, Sleigh Bells). The Young Evils recently played SXSW Seattle Showcase, Sasquatch! Music Festival, the Capitol Hill Block Party and Pearl Jam’s PJ20 Destination Weekend in East Troy, WI. They have just completed their first US tour ending in New York City. They’ve opened for The Vaseline’s, Dum Dum Girls, The Cave Singers and Liam Finn. Their song “A Just Built Beaming Light” was selected by KEXP 90.3 as Song of the Day on Aug. 20, 2010, and NPR selected “Get Over It” as Song of the Day Oct. 25, 2010. Local music blog Three Imaginary Girls named their record Best Local Debut of 2010, and “Enchanted Chapel” was one of Seattle’s best selling local albums of 2010.