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Young Ejecta

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Young Ejecta
Also known asEjecta
Years active2012–present
  • Copyright Control
  • Driftless Recordings
  • Happy Death
MembersLeanne Macomber
Joel Ford

Young Ejecta (formerly known as simply Ejecta) is an American synthpop duo, consisting of Neon Indian's Leanne Macomber and producer Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin. The band name was changed to Young Ejecta in 2014 due to the group getting a copyright notice from the closely named DJ Ejeca.[2] Macomber appears nude on all official album covers and promotional material, and in most of their music videos. In an interview with Brooklyn Based, she gives the background "Creating Ejecta as a sort of blank slate, Macomber set out to subvert any neat categorization of the band’s music. “I really insisted like, she should be naked all the time so that no one can say, ‘Well, they’re punks, they dress like this.'”"[3]


In November 2013, Ejecta released their debut album, Dominae. In 2015 issued their mini-album and second studio LP The Planet. The album received an indifferent review from PopMatters[4] and a fairly positive one from Paste magazine.[5] Heather Phares of Allmusic describes the band's synthpop sound as "gauzy".[6]

In August 2019, their song “Welcome to Love” was chosen as the outro audio of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” on the 10th episode of the 7th and final season.




Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
  • Released: November 4, 2013 (Worldwide)[8]
  • Label: Copyright Control, Driftless Recordings, Happy Death
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Ride Lonesome


List of mini-albums
Title Album details
The Planet
  • Released: January 27, 2015 (Worldwide)[2]
  • Label: Driftless Recordings
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download


As main artist[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Jeremiah (The Denier)" 2013 Dominae
"Afraid of the Dark"
"It's Only Love"
"Welcome to Love"[9] 2014 The Planet
"Your Planet"[10]
"Into Your Heart"[11] 2015
"Build a Fire"[12] 2017 None Album Single

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
(Joel Ford featuring Ejecta)
2014 Fugitive

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, with director
Title Year Director
"Eleanor Lye" 2014 Allie Avital Tsypin
"Silver" Emir Eralp
"Into Your Heart" 2015 Toshadeva Palani
"Your Planet" Heidi Petty
"Crayon Cactus" 2020 Eric Epstein
"Call My Name" Ghostdad
"Cheese" Michael Hili
"9 to 5" 2021 Eric Epstein


  1. ^ Chow, Katie (October 17, 2014). "[LOOK] La Femme, Young Ejecta Live @ LPR". Thewildmagazine.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Hughes, Josiah (October 16, 2014). "Ejecta Become Young Ejecta, Announce 'The Planet' Mini Album". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brooklyn's Own Ziggy Stardust–Less Glitter and More Skin | Brooklyn Based". brooklynbased.com. 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2023-01-17.
  4. ^ "Young Ejecta The Planet". PopMatters, Colin Fitzgerald, 2 February 2015
  5. ^ "Young Ejecta: Your Planet EP Review". Paste, Adrian Spinelli, January 27, 2015
  6. ^ Phares, Heather. "Young Ejecta Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "A rebirth, of sorts, for artist in Young Ejecta". SSF Gate, By Ryan Kost September 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Ranta, Alan (September 18, 2013). "Ejecta to Deliver Debut 'Dominae' LP". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  9. ^ Chris (November 4, 2014). "premiere: Young Ejecta – Welcome to Love". Gorilla vs. Bear. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  10. ^ Ugwu, Reggie (November 25, 2014). "Premiere: Let Young Ejecta's "Your Planet" Beam You To Your Happy Place". BuzzFeed. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Young Ejecta "Into Your Heart"". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "premiere: Young Ejecta returns with triumphant single "Build a Fire"". GORILLA VS. BEAR. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Joel Ford samples classic '80s and '90s action thrillers for Fugitive mini-album – hear the surging 'Breathe'". Fact. The Vinyl Factory. October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2014.