The Young Evils are a Seattle band.
Troy Nelson - Vocals & Guitar
Mackenzie Mercer - Vocals
Michael Lee - Guitar
Brendon Helgason - Bass
Scott Helgason - Drums
The Young Evils, a rock outfit hailing from Seattle, Washington, are excellent evidence that final products often look nothing like initial intentions. Started as a lighthearted Vaselines-inspired pop duo composed of record store co-workers Troy Nelson and Mackenzie Mercer, the Young Evils today bear only passing resemblance to their past selves.
After their charming debut album Enchanted Chapel captured hearts far and wide, the duo expanded their sound, enlisting guitarist Michael Lee and teaming up with acclaimed Brooklyn-based producer/engineer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Cults) for the follow-up: the bombastic and wholly rock EP Foreign Spells. Today, brothers Brendon (bass) and Scott Helgason's (drums) rhythm section provide the back bone to the band's 80's inspired angular pop in a way only siblings can provide.
In summer 2014, the Young Evils will release a series of singles recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles before returning to the studio to begin work on their next full-length album this fall.
released July 10, 2012
Produced and Engineered by Shane Stoneback at Electrokitty Recording in Seattle WA
Mixed by Shane Stoneback at SMT STudios NYC
Drums performed by Faustine Hudson
Mastered by Chris Hanzek in Seattle WA
All songs written by Troy Nelson
Copyright 2012 Little Graveyard Music (BMI)
Album artwork and layout by Chad Porter