young and sexy

young and sexy


What all your favourite male/female pop duos would sound like if they added a few members and did more drugs. Young and Sexy's 4th album "The Arc" is due out on Vancouver's Mint Records this spring.


Young & Sexy were formed in November, 1998 by Lucy Brain and Paul Hixon Pittman. The band signed to Mint Records and released their debut album Stand Up For Your Mother in 2002. Life Through One Speaker, their second full length release, followed closely in 2003. After internal struggles threatened to tear the band apart, the line up settled down in 2004 with André Lagacé switching from bass to lead guitar and with the addition of Lucy's brother Alex Brain on drums and Brent McDonald on bass. The new line up toured extensively throughout Canada and the States earning accolades along the way. While still firmly rooted in harmony laden indie rock, Young & Sexy’s third album Panic When You Find It found Y&S experimenting with different time signatures and textures. The album received great reviews, sold very little and drew comparisons with such disparate acts as Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, The Zombies, Led Zeppelin and The Go Betweens. Young & Sexy's newest album The Arc takes the musical leitmotifs of Panic and expands on them, creating an album of complicated beauty that is also easy on the ears; eleven new songs that wield the rare gift for artful experimentation and strong melodic invention.


Stand up for your mother - LP
Life through one speaker - LP
Panic when you find it - LP
The Arc - LP (out May 13, 2008)

CBC live sessions recorded January 2004.
Hear them here:

"Too good to be forgotten" - Single on "Sunny" a kids book compilation featuring indie Vancouver bands

"Santa Claus likes rich kids better" - Single on "It's a Mint Xmas 2004" compilation.

Set List

10-16 songs depending on allotted time.
Set list can include at most two covers but is usually all originals.