From growing up in Dallas, wrestling at Yale, and eventually moving to Nashville, music has always been a big part of Conner’s life. He began by playing clarinet and banjo in middle school and eventually started writing and recording songs in his college dorm. Influenced early on by artists like Elliott Smith, Gorillaz, and Sufjan Stevens, Conner’s music focuses on the beauty in intricate instrumentation, simplicity in song structure, and mostly introspective lyrics. The focus on production and originality in instrumentation results in a sound much bigger than your typical singer/songwriter-Youngblood decidedly carves out his own niche.
After a 2015 that saw the release of his The Generation of Lift EP, Conner Youngblood is back today to announce his signing to Counter Records (a Ninja Tune Imprint) and the upcoming physical release of a deluxe edition of The Generation of Lift. The forthcoming deluxe edition features an additional track of Conner’s entitled “A Summer Song”. The vinyl release of the deluxe edition will come as a 12″ on June 24th and is available for pre-order below now.
Conner is also playing a series of tour dates through Europe this summer, including a handful with Norway’s Aurora. Stream “A Summer Song” above and see all details for the deluxe edition of The Generation of Lift EP below along with all upcoming Conner Youngblood tour dates.
4/27 – Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Strand*
4/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega*
4/29 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo*
5/1 – Munich, DE @ Freiheiz*
5/2 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria*
5/9 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
5/11 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up TICKETS:
5/12 – Helsinki, FIN @ Bar Loose TICKETS:
5/13 – Basel, SWI @ Stock TICKETS:
5/14 – Zurich, SWI @ Exile TICKETS:
5/16 – Brussels, BEL @ Huis 23 at AB
5/17 – London, UK @ Waiting Room
5/18 – Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers FREE ENTRY
5/19 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle TICKETS:
5/20 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
5/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch
6/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Banbury
9/3 – Stroud, OK @ Backwoods Music Festival
Shows w/ Aurora = *