You may have seen this hot young local trio on the Nippertown club scene during the past year or so at places like Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany and Northern Lights in Clifton Park.
But now Young & Divine are hoping to put Albany on the national music map. The band – singer-songwriter-bassist JP Clark, guitarist Jake Mai and drummer Joe Bortscheller – is about to embark on a March tour of the southeast. They’re teaming up with Secret Secret Dino Club and the Condition for a six-state swing, which will take them from Virgina Beach to New Orleans.
Even more impressive, RCA Records is gearing up to release Young & Divine’s self-titled debut EP – featuring the lead-off single, “Shake That Bubble” – on March 23. The band recorded the EP independently with Kenneth Mount and Zack Odom at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta.
But before heading off on tour, Young & Divine will be making a hometown appearance, playing at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Saturday, as special guests at the Break Contest, a multi-city battle of the bands. The festivities get underway at 12noon.