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Young the Giant

August 15th, 2016

Formed:
2004 in Irvine, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Young the Giant

Biography

Formerly known as the Jakes, Young the Giant began making eclectic indie rock in Irvine, California, where bandmates Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Fran├žois Comtois (drummer) all met each other during high school. Following graduation, the guys ditched their respective bands and formed their own outfit, drawing upon their European and Middle Eastern roots to forge a worldly, summery sound. Although the boys left Orange County shortly thereafter to attend different colleges, they continued making music together, eventually deciding to put school on hold and focus on the group instead. The decision wasn't in vain; by early 2009, they were opening for Kings of Leon and playing shows at South by Southwest. Several months later, they were signed to Roadrunner Records. The Jakes changed their name in January 2010 and began working on an album with producer Joe Chiccarelli, tracking most of the songs at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Featuring cameos by My Morning Jacket's Bo Koster and Jellyfish's Roger Manning, the self-titled debut was released digitally later that year. Worldwide promotion of the album continued well into 2011, as it took until the summer to make it physically available in most territories. Numerous TV appearances -- most notably a performance on the MTV Video Music Awards show -- helped to propel the album and accompanying single "My Body" into the U.S., U.K., Dutch, and Italian charts. Sessions for a second full-length began with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen in summer 2013. The resulting album, the heavier Mind Over Matter, arrived in January 2014. The album fared well enough to reach number seven on Billboard's Top 200, and Young the Giant toured heavily in support of it over the following two years. In April 2016, "Amerika," the lead single from their forthcoming third LP, was debuted. The album, titled Home of the Strange, was slated for a late summer release. ~ Andrew Leahey

Top Albums


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Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Something to Believe InHome of the Strange3:48$1.29
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AmerikaHome of the Strange4:00$1.29
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SilvertongueHome of the Strange3:17$1.29
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Cough SyrupYoung the Giant4:09$1.29
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My BodyYoung the Giant4:04$1.29
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Mr. Know-It-AllHome of the Strange3:11$1.29
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Titus Was BornHome of the Strange4:02$1.29
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Jungle YouthHome of the Strange3:40$1.29
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Mind Over MatterMind Over Matter4:04$1.29
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Art ExhibitHome of the Strange4:03$1.29
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RepeatHome of the Strange3:05$1.29
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Home of the StrangeHome of the Strange2:36$1.29
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ElsewhereHome of the Strange3:44$1.29
14.
Nothing's OverHome of the Strange4:24$1.29
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It's About TimeMind Over Matter3:45$1.29
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ApartmentYoung the Giant3:55$1.29
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CrystallizedMind Over Matter4:00$1.29
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StringsYoung the Giant4:10$1.29
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Cough SyrupYoung the Giant (Special Ed..4:09$1.29
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My BodyYoung the Giant (Special Ed..4:04$1.29
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AnagramMind Over Matter4:54$1.29
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Typhoon (Bonus Track)Young the Giant (Special Ed..4:12$1.29
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Every Little Thing (Bonus Track)Young the Giant (Special Ed..4:02$1.29
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12 FingersYoung the Giant4:16$1.29
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I GotYoung the Giant4:19$1.29

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