Poor Young Things Release New EP Force Of Nature; Join The Glorious Sons On The Contender Tour This Fall

Poor Young Things couldn’t have picked a better title than Force Of Nature for their new EP. The six-song sonic blast is the Toronto-based outfit’s follow up to their 2013 full-length debut, The Heart. The Head. The End., reconfirming their status as one of Canada’s most exciting, emerging and modern indie rock bands. Force Of Nature will be released October 9.

“We poured our blood, sweat and tears into Force Of Nature and we couldn’t be happier with the result,” front man Matt Fratpietro says. “It’s a driving record, plain and simple.”

The EP’s first single,”Like An Animal,” landed at radio this summer, offering a double-barreled blast of euphoric guitar pop, while ingeniously co-opting perennial New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan’s catchphrase for its hook, “You can’t pay the rent ’cause you’re too damn high.”

The band recorded Force Of Nature with producers Gus Van Go and Werner F at the pair’s Brooklyn, NY studio The Boiler Room in January 2015. It marked Poor Young Things’ first sessions since being named Sirius XM’s 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year, and earned them a slot on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.

Poor Young Things, comprised of Matt Fratpietro, guitarists David Allan Grant and Michael Kondakow, bassist Scott Burke, and drummer Konrad Commisso, formed in Thunder Bay, ON. The band released its first EP, Let It Sleep, in 2012, and embarked on a full-time touring schedule that now averages over 100 shows per year. Poor Young Things head out across Canada again this October and November, supporting The Glorious Sons on their The Contender Tour.

Poor Young Things Tour Dates (Supporting The Glorious Sons)

October 14, 2015 The Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB
October 15, 2015 The Cultural Exchange Regina, SK
October 16, 2015 The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
October 17, 2015 The Gateway Calgary, AB
October 18, 2015 Average Joe’s Sports Bar Lethbridge, AB
October 20, 2015 Key City Theatre Cranbrook, BC
October 21, 2015 Flashbacks Kelowna, BC
October 22, 2015 Cactus Jack’s Kamloops, BC
October 23, 2015 The Venue Vancouver, BC
October 24, 2015 Distrikt Victoria, BC
October 27, 2015 Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, AB
October 28, 2015 Better Than Fred’s Grande Prairie, AB
October 30, 2015 Bo’s Bar & Grill Red Deer, AB
October 31, 2015 Capitol Music Club Saskatoon, SK
November 3, 2015 Crock’s Thunder Bay, ON
November 5, 2015 Coulson Nightclub Sudbury, ON
November 6, 2015 L3 Nightclub St. Catharines,ON
November 7, 2015 Club Absinthe Hamilton, ON
November 11, 2015 Maxwell’s Waterloo, ON
November 13, 2015 London Music Hall London, ON
November 14, 2015 The Opera House Toronto, ON
November 20, 2015 Tide & Boar Moncton, NB
November 21, 2015 The Marquee Ballroom Halifax, NS
November 22, 2015 Champion’s Bar and Grill Truro, NS
November 26, 2015 The Capital Complex Fredericton, NB
November 27, 2015 Petit Campus Montreal, QC
November 28, 2015 Mavericks Ottawa, ON