The Young Step
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The Young Step

Saint Augustine, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Saint Augustine, FL | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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El Classico 2016
-Recorded at Boombox Studio in St Augustine
-Mixed and Mastered by Matt Boynton at The Magic Shop. New York, NY



 The Young Step hail from St. Augustine, Florida. The Young Step sound is as obscure as the 'northeast Florida country' itself, with subtle impressions of David Bowie, David Byrne, The Doors, Roxy Music, and T-Rex, blended with New Wave quirkiness and a sort of 'Rock N' Roll
Spiritual' aspect only the lovechild of Alan Watts and Janis Joplin
would understand. It's a sexy mind-trip. 

 Formed in the Fall of 2014, The Young Step originated with Ben Whitson and Micah Gilliam, who had previously collaborated on numerous musical projects. Micah, the oldest(and wisest) of the group, has been writing and performing since pubescence, has toured nationally and internationally, engineers and produces in his own studio, and is also a member of The WillowWacks with his wife, and third member of The Young Step, Lauren Gilliam. Ben, a film-maker and song-writer, has created music under multiple
monikers(Flowers, The Sons Of), and is the primary writer and vocalist
of The Young Step. Ben is the artistic spearhead of the group and keeps the band on the 'bohemian' side of Steve McQueen. Lauren Gilliam, an avid vocalist and ukulele player, was added
on bass, guitar, and vocals soon after inception. Lauren has played bass and guitar with St. Augustine favorites Sirens Owed and
Chelsea Saddler, and is a professional blown-glass artist.

 The Young Step will be releasing their debut album 'El Classico' in the
spring of 2016. Funds are currently being raised and you can check out their KickStarter project HERE.
The album was recorded at Micah Gilliam's home studio in St. Augustine and will be mixed and mastered at Vacation Island Recording by engineer Matt Boynton(Hospitality, MGMT, Kurt Vile). 

 "Take it easy, man...but, take it!" - Terence McKenna

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