Singer/songwriter Dan Keyes is the brainchild behind the stylish dance sounds of Young Love. The slick combination of Keyes' earnest vocals, loose electric guitars, and glossy synthesizers is well-suited for fans of the Killers and Bloc Party. Prior to creating the new wave revival mix of Young Love, Keyes fronted the post-grunge band Recover. The Austin, TX quartet released three albums between 2001 and 2004; their final album This May Be the Year I Disappear was released by Universal. Around this time, Keyes was searching for a change, and a chance to move to New York City was exactly what he was looking for to make a fresh start. Young Love was born within months and a deal with Island Def Jam surfaced before the close of 2005. While putting the finishing touches on his self-titled debut album, Young Love joined Stolen Transmission Records for a three-week residency at the Annex in New York City in summer 2006. Additional dates opening for Head Automatica followed in August and September.