Young Man announces dates for SXSW

Young Man has received some internet love for his warm bedroom pop so far, with even Bradford Cox giving them a nod of approval.  Makes sense considering their tracks sound like they could have been recorded in a cozy attic or crawlspace, albeit with a window and some light.  Fresh off releasing Boy EP on Frenchkiss, Young Man intends to make the rounds at SXSW this year and has announced the date, time, and location of those shows (how nice!).  Not a minute wasted from the announcement, AOL Spinner included Young Man on its “Top 100 acts at SXSW 2011.”

Looks like everyone is telling you to go check them out.

Young Man SXSW dates:

Wednesday, March 16 – Official Frenchkiss SXSW Showcase At The Parish – Austin, TX
Thursday, March 17 – 1pm Set – Piano’s Party at Club 1808 – Austin, TX
Thursday, March 17 – 430pm Set – IGIF Presents Floating Fest At Lovejoy’s – Austin, TX

Friday, March 18 – 5pm Set – Sophistic Arts Party At Red Fez – Austin, TX
Saturday, March 19 – 545pm Set – Chess Club/Neon Gold SXSW Showcase At The Music Gym – Austin, TX

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New Tracks From Young Man

This past week saw the release of some new music from Colin Caulfield and his band Young Man.  The tracks are part of the single called “Strangers” which was an outtake from the band’s Boy EP which was released earlier this year.  Although Boy was released earlier this year on Frenchkiss Records, “Strangers” was not recorded until recently.    

“Strangers” premiered on My Old Kentucky Blog recently, and Web site I Guess I’m Floating featured the song’s remix, done by NY-based remixer Phil Tortoroli, also known as The Great Red Shark, last Tuesday.  Young Man also debuted the video for the song “Up So Fast”, a lovely song about the joys of growing up, on AOL Spinner.    

You can check out “Strangers” here.

Modern Mystery’s Top 25 Songs of 2010


1. Of Montreal – “Sex Karma” featuring Solange Knowles
2. Vampire Weekend – “Cousins”
3. Love Language – “Heart to Tell”
4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Everlyn”
5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti -“Fright Night (Nevermore)”
6. Morning Benders – “Promises”
7. Jukebox the Ghost – “Half Crazy”
8.  The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing”
9. Surfer Blood – “Swim”
10. We Are Scientists – “Rules Don’t Stop”
11. Wavves – “King of the Beach”
12. Free Energy – “Bang Pop”
13. Magic Kids – “Hey Boy”
14. Robbers on High Street – “Electric Eye”
15. Beach Fossils – “Youth”
16. Javelin – “Oh! Centra”
17. Matt Pond PA – “Starting”
18. Miniature Tigers – “Gold Skull”
19. Ra Ra Riot – “Boy”
20. Best Coast – “Boyfriend”
21. Sufjan Stevens – “From the Mouth of Gabriel”
22. Hot Hot Heat – “21@12”
23. Tame Impala – “Alter Ego”
24. Caribou – “Odessa”
25. Jenny and Johnny – “Big Wave”

Modern Mystery’s Top 10 Videos of the Year



1. Morning Benders “Promises”

2. Wavves “Post Acid”

3. Of Montreal “Coquet Coquette”

4. Cloud Nothings “Hey Cool Kids”

5. Surfer Blood “Floating Vibes”

6. Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun”

7. Miniature Tigers “Bullfighter Jacket”

8. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Let It Sway”

9. Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”

10. Ra Ra Riot “Boy”

Colin Caulfield is a Growin’ ‘Boy’

colinYou may have not heard of Colin Caulfield, he is still ready to tell you his story. Or rather, stories. The young singer-songwriter, going by the moniker Young Man, has just released his debut EP Boy. He’s also just released the live video for “Just a Growin.’”

Caulfield has started a growing arnsel of music, a mixture of both originals and covers. With his first venture out on his own, he’s turned to writing about himself and the basic troubles of growing up. Check out the video of Caulfield crooning on “Just A Growin’” below.

Young Man – Just A Growin’ (Live) from Nathaniel Gravely on Vimeo.

Boy is digitially out now via iTunes and will be physically released October 12th.