YOUNG EMPIRES have just revolutionized the music video. The band teamed up with director Miles Jay, digital director Derek Blais and the digital design team at Jam3 to create the first-ever ‘Facebook Connect’ interactive video for their single “White Doves”, from their critically acclaimed EP 2012’s Wake All My Youth (Pirates Blend). With just one click, watch your memories become an integral part of the video.
Get ready to have your mind blown here http://www.whitedoves.me
The video is taking over the cyber airspace.
After meeting at their Girl Talk opening show in July 2011, director Miles Jay and Young Empires realized they had a great connection because of their mutual appreciation for each others' art. Miles and Jake Palahnuk (bass) began talking about making a music video and Miles came up with the concept of utilizing social media to tell a story about itself and it's emotional affect on our generation. The interactive concept for White Doves was born – click here to experience.
The “White Doves” video was co produced with Vision Entertainment Inc. and FamilyStyle, Miles Jay states, "I wanted to utilize the viewer's Facebook information to help tell a story. For “White Doves”, the users' Facebook photos are used in a way to aim to inspire the viewer. It's an exciting time to create content. I believe we have a lot of potential to develop the way we tell stories with interactive digital media." The band describes the video as an introspective look at memory. We've become so reliant on Facebook and other social sites to capture and index our memories…what if you lost them all? “White Doves” is a song about finding a memory; finding a place inside of you that brings you back to the excitement, hope, recklessness, and innocence of youth.
Fresh off the release of their phenomenal video the band is poised to make their mark across America with their electric live performances when they hit the road this summer. Already nabbing opening spots for GirlTalk and Foster The People, the band has been steadily increasing their fanbase since the release of their 2012 EP, which garnered them performances on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight as well as MTV Live and has received rave reviews. Get ready to experience Young Empires!
Links for “White Doves” video:
Young Empires Live Dates:
June 29 - SEATTLE @ The Vera Project*
June 30 - PORTLAND @ Dante's
July 03 - SAN FRANCISCO @ Thee Parkside*
July 05 - LOS ANGELES @ Bootleg Theatre
July 06 - SALT LAKE CITY @ Club Sound
July 07 - DENVER @ Hi Dive*
July 09 - KANSAS CITY @ The Riot Room*
July 10 - CHICAGO @ Empty Bottle*
July 12 - BROOKLYN @ Glasslands Gallery* w/The Suzan
July 13 - PHILADELPHIA @ Kung Fu Necktie* w/The Suzan