It’s been a big week for Newport Beach’s Young the Giant: Myspace Music and Fuse have included Young the Giant as one of their newest Introducing… artists, alongside Cali Swag District, Rye Rye and Christina Perri.
Designed to foster the discovery and championing of new artists, “Introducing…” leverages the breadth and depth of the Myspace Music and Fuse platforms to deliver exposure on par with superstar artists through a series of specially-tailored online and offline promotional opportunities. “Introducing…” presents new artists to the Myspace Music and Fuse audiences through key content features including album, single and video premieres, featured playlists, behind-the-scenes footage, “getting to know you” interviews and much more, helping build a loyal fan base within the community. On Fuse’s on-air network, “Introducing…” artists are featured on shows such as “A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus,” “Hip Hop Shop,” and the “Fuse Top 20 Countdown.” In addition, artists are individually highlighted in promo spots that air in programming across the network.
Young the Giant is excited to be featured alongside such diverse and creative musicians, and hopes that fans will enjoy all aspects of the Introducing… program. For more information about Myspace Music’s “Introducing…” program and artists, visit http://www.myspace.com/introducing
Plus, Daytrotter.com has posted the session Young the Giant recorded for the site, which includes exclusive versions of “My Body” and “I Got.”
“Gadhia and the rest of his dynamic and soul-searching band (guitarist Jacob Tilley, guitarist Eric Cannata, bassist Payam Doostzadeh and drummer Francois Comtois) find a way to get us lost in the late summer doldrums – tired of going to the pool or the pond every day and knowing that we don’t want what we’re doing/this leisure lifestyle of carefree excess to come to a close, but we’re also burnt out on it. We keep jumping into that water, but every splash makes us feel less and less.”
Young The Giant Tour Dates:
January 18 Cambridge, MA @ Great Scott
January 19 Providence, RI @ The Met
January 20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
January 23 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
January 24 Washington, DC @ Red Palace
January 26 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge House of Blues
January 27 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
January 28 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
January 29 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
January 30 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
February 13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
February 16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
February 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
February 19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
February 20 Seattle, WA @ The High Dive
Young the Giant’s unique brand of sun-soaked rock has received praise from fans and critics alike, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Billboard, and Nylon Mag. The band’s diverse ethnic backgrounds–Indian, Persian, British, and French-Canadian—translate into an incredibly dynamic sound that offers jazz rhythms, surf pop harmonies, Mediterranean and Caribbean influences, flashes of jolting alt rock and so much more. The band’s self-titled debut album, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) is due for physical release January 25th on Roadrunner Records. The band, originally from Newport Beach, CA, has recently hit the road with bands like Minus the Bear, Neon Trees, Marina and the Diamonds, and The Futureheads.