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Young The Giant [NEW MUSIC]

 

Young the Giant is an American alternative rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band’s line-up is Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals, auxiliary percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitars), Eric Cannata (guitars), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar), and François Comtois (drums). Formerly known as The Jakes, Young the Giant was signed by Roadrunner Records in 2009 and released its eponymous debut album in 2010.

The Jakes were formed in 2004 in Irvine, California. After several personnel changes, the group’s lineup by 2008 consisted of Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Ehson Hashemian, Eric Cannata, and François Comtois. With one member still in high school and others attending different colleges, the band decided to put their schooling on hold to focus on music. That winter, the band won an online contest on Sonicbids to open for Kings of Leon during a January 2009 show at the House of Blues in Chicago. Two months later, the band played four shows at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The band’s song “Texas Tea” was played during an episode of MTV’s The Real World: Brooklyn, and “Paid the Piper” was featured on A&E’s The Beast. Another song, “Cough Syrup”, received airplay on the Los Angeles radio station KROQ. After signing to Roadrunner Records in August, keyboardist Ehson Hashemian departed the band. In December, the band announced it had changed its name to Young the Giant.

Young the Giant spent 2010 touring with Minus the Bear and Steel Train while working on its debut album with producer Joe Chicarelli. After the band finished recording in early June, they played additional shows with Marina and the Diamonds, The Futureheads, Neon Trees and New Politics. Several songs—including “My Body”, “I Got”, and “Strings”—were leaked online in advance of the album’s release.On October 26, Roadrunner Records digitally released the eponymous Young the Giant album, which received a physical U.S. release on January 25, 2011. The album is scheduled to be released May 2 in the UK. Young the Giant performed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit in January. First single “My Body” was released to U.S. radio that month, and went on to peak at number five on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The song was on iTunes as free single of the week beginning January 9, 2011, and was featured on an episode of American Idol. The band is scheduled to perform at South by Southwest in March and the Sasquatch! Music Festival in May.

Debut album Young The Giant produced by Joe Chicarelli released October 2010 on Roadrunner

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Young The Giant [MUSIC][ALBUM][VIDEO]

Young The Giant hails from Orange County, CA.  In the last year I have had the pleasure of seeing them twice.  Once at a sold out Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA and once at a small bar in Boston called Great Scott.  The Great Scott show was their first show of their first headlining tour.  This band is tight, energetic and fun, simple as that.  They usually play this track at the end of their shows but I think this will wet your whistle as we get into their self titled debut record.

My Body – Young The Giant

The soaring vocals of Sameer Gadhia with a band of young, but very diverse musicians create an awesome sound that is danceable, eclectic and loud.   The band has been playing together in different outfits since high school and are well seasoned playing live in LA and around Southern California.  This new record is solid musically and I their ability to grab attention is easy.  “Apartment” is my favorite track on the record.

Apartment – Young The Giant

The band’s members range in age from 21 to 23. Comprised of Gadhia on lead vocals with guitarist Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata on guitar and backing vocals with Payam Doostzadeh holding it down on bass and drummer/ backing vocalist Francois Comtois they used to be known locally and in some circles nationally as the Jakes, but as the grew into writing music full time Young The Giant wanting to go under a new moniker with a fresh start.  One tune they carried over from their “Jakes” days is called “Cough Syrup.”

Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

Having opened for the likes of Kings of Leon and The Whigs, Young the Giant is finishing up an American tour through April and then they head over seas only to come back to play the Sasquatch Festival up in Washington State at the end of May.  No other dates are posted on their site yet.

Last year they played open sessions where they performed live in different outdoor settings and a bunch of awesome live videos became the result.  One of the best songs to come out of that is called “I Got”.

I Got – Young The Giant

Young the Giant’s debut self titled record is available here.

Their tour page is here.  Their youtube page is here and you can follow the band on facebook here.

Here’s one last track from their recent release.

Guns Out – Young The Giant

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