Albany based pop/rock trio Young & Divine (RCA Records) will release their self-titled debut EP on March 23rd. Leading up to the release, Young & Divine will hit the road with Secret Secret Dino Club and This Condition playing dates in the southeast. Young & Divine is comprised of singer/songwriter/bass player JP Clark, Jake Mai (guitar / vocals) and Joe Bortscheller (drums). Their first single “Shake That Bubble” impacted radio at the top of the year and continues to grow at Top 40 radio.
Young & Divine independently recorded their self-titled debut release with Kenneth Mount and Zack Odom (Cartel) at Atlanta’s Tree Sound Studios, where the trio perfected their super-charged choruses, powerful guitar lines and ear-grabbing melodies. Clark is the group’s chief songwriter, penning every track on the album, as well as producing a handful of them.
Young & Divine got its start when Clark asked his college pal Bortscheller to play on the songs he’d been working up by ear (he doesn’t read music). The group took off quickly as a four-piece, but Clark and Bortscheller soon found themselves in the market for a new band member to complete what was now going to be a trio. They found their missing piece, Mai, in a literal digital haystack: MySpace. After relocating from Texas, and only two weeks of rehearsals, the now completed trio of Young & Divine hit the road, touring cross country in a van until they signed with RCA Records in 2009.
Currently playing shows across the country on a slew of radio promotion dates leading up to the release of their album, Young & Divine plan to tour extensively through the spring and summer.
3/6 Virginia Beach, VA Hot Topic @ Pembroke Mall
3/7 Mill Springs, NC Ultimate Basement
3/10 Columbia, SC Elbow Room Theater
3/11 Marietta, GA Swayzes
3/12 Sarasota, FL Nightlife Center
3/13 Pembroke Pines, FL Talent Farm
3/14 Winter Park, FL The Haven
3/16 Metairie, LA The High Ground