Young Love

Watching Young Love mastermind Dan Keyes wriggle his hips behind the microphone as he yelps, "If you get the chance/You must dance, dance, dance," on the R&B-tinged "Find a New Way," one would never know he used to be a member of an emo band. Keyes, formerly the moping frontman of Recover, has re-imagined his musical stylings into swift, danceable numbers that sound like what might happen if his former group had a baby with Justin Timberlake. Fueled by dynamic beats and lines such as "You make fast living look just fine," Young Love rips through songs that urge concertgoers to get their bodies moving on the dance floor. The clear highlight of every Young Love show is "Discotech," whose infectious chorus and driving beat give partiers no choice but to follow Keyes's instructions to "dance, dance, dance."

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Emily Zemler