Young Ejecta has shared a new video for “Into Your Heart” directed by Toshadeva Palani that features dancer and choreographer Axel Getz. Leanne Macomber of Young Ejecta says, “Toshadeva wanted to use dance and I wanted to make a video about falling in love, needing to roll around in someone’s filth, and then how hard it is to get the stench off when all is said and done”.
Young Ejecta also launches their tour with Lower Dens tonight and will also be playing the after parties of the upcoming Gorilla vs Bear Fests in Dallas and Austin.
Young Ejecta is an electronic duo based in Brooklyn, NY comprised of singer-songwriter Leanne Macomber (Fight Bite, Neon Indian) and acclaimed producer Joel Ford (Autre Ne Veut, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin). Their collaboration began in 2012 when Ford sifted through years of Macomber’s foggy melodic bedroom demos. He, in turn, offered instrumental pieces of his own and a record was in the works. His slick sound and skillful arrangements elevated Macomber’s lo-fi pop ballads, while her acrobatic melodies and whispery vocals gave whimsy and dimension to Ford’s determined beats and dance-able textures.
The result was their genre-traversing debut Dominae, released November 5th, 2013 on Driftless Recordings (US) / Happy Death (UK). The band would go on to perform these ten tracks showcasing their inspired yet disparate talents in a variety of iterations and settings. Macomber’s previously frayed-edged love songs were now granted the grandiosity of the emotions implied therein. What Leanne describes as Joel’s “endless tinkering” now urges and embellishes the themes she is forever exploring in her music: “Unrequited love, failed attempts at adulthood,” and perhaps most importantly, “the death of her closest friend.”
Macomber describes Young Ejecta as a character, one that is conceptually represented by volcanic activity and the earth’s constant state of change and rebirth. Leanne explains a desire for Young Ejecta to be “universal”, “timeless,” and representative of the “everywoman”.
The Planet was released on January 27th via Driftless Recordings (worldwide).
7/16 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub *
7/17 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop *
7/20 – Rock Island, IL – Rozz Tox *
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry *
7/24 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
7/25 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
7/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
7/29 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
7/31 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada ^
8/1 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk ^
8/3 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
8/4 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
8/5 – Raleigh, NC – Kings *
8/21 – Chicago, IL – Art Institute of Chicago (Modern Wing)
9/24 – Seattle, WA – Neumos (Decibel Festival)
* w/ Lower Dens
^ Gorilla vs Bear After Party
1. Into Your Heart
2. Welcome To Love
3. All Day
5. Your Planet
6. What You Done