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01 Aug

By Matt Arena

Just prior to their set at the main stage at Firefly Festival, we were able to sit down with bassist Payam Doostzadeh from Young the Giant to talk about touring, plans for the second album, and how their experience changes with growing popularity.

You guys have had a really big year, is there one point in specific that you think was a really big jumping off point?

Yeah, everyone points to the VMAs as our big break and in a way it is because that brought us into the mainstream and an audience we would never really appeal to otherwise. So that definitely jump-started everything. But had it not been for the relentless touring and playing to no one for years we wouldn’t have gotten that opportunity. There were other bands bigger than us they were considering for that show and they went with us, I don’t know why, but we kept going and kept playing more shows so it was definitely more gradual.

Right around then you had the tour with Incubus too, do you think that helped?

Yeah, I don’t know if that expanded our fan base as much as the VMAs did or radio support we’ve had, but definitely opened us to a different crowd as people who listen to Incubus might not have heard of us, most of them never heard of us. It was cool, those guys are so great and for the last month we’ve been living at the guitarist’s place in Malibu while he’s on tour in Europe. He’s got a home studio and we’ve been writing a bunch of new songs. We’re not there anymore but he was nice enough to have us there.

You guys are really close with a bunch of other bands, Grouplove, Cage the Elephant, Walk the Moon, Sleeper Agent, how’d that come about?

Just from playing shows I guess. We played a couple festivals with Cage and Grouplove and just ended up becoming really good friends. We brought Grouplove on tour with us and we actually just saw them on the other stage, we were all having lunch and caught up again. Festivals are so much fun because it’s like summer camp but a one-day thing so everyone gets to be reunited and there’s food; it’s fun.

Have there been any plans for album 2?

Yeah it’s probably half done right now, we have maybe another two months of writing and recording at the end of the year. We’re gonna try to get it out by next Spring/Summer.

Now that you’re a lot bigger than when you put out the first album, have the expectations or experiences of being a bigger band influenced the writing?

I don’t think the fact that we’re a bigger band has influenced it, I think our travels have. It’s very cliché that people say the sophomore albums influenced by travels but it’s true. If your first album does well and you have a chance to do your second album, you’re going to be writing about the road because that’s what inspires you. The fact that we have a larger audience now is an important factor and we’re trying to expand our musical palette. We’re trying to bring it out and have different types of tracks, like seven-minute tracks, two and a half minute tracks, and just different styles. That’s really important to us, showing people that we’re not just a radio band that has ‘Cough Syrup’ and ‘My Body’ on the radio. We have other songs and that’s not just what we’re about so it’s gonna be our chance to prove to the world that this is what we’re about.

What’s it like going from playing tiny rooms to now huge clubs?

It’s incredible, man. To sell out these theaters, do two nights at large venues is a dream come true. We’ve so fortunate and appreciative of the opportunity. And glad that we’ve all been able to stick through it and stay together, they’re like my brothers. We all get along and we’re all at the same stage in our life, we all have long-time girlfriends and a lot of things are very similar so it helps.

Has there been any adaptation of your playing style now that you’re in such bigger venues?

As far as where the amps and everything are dialed in, like how hard I’m hitting the strings, it’s all the same. It just comes down to your front-of-house sound guy to amplify everything and make it fill that room. Whether you’re playing an amphitheater or you’re playing a hundred person club, you just do whatever you do and then they make it loud.

Which do you prefer, bigger or smaller shows?

Both sizes have their perks, playing in a small, two hundred person, sweaty club is intimate and hot. It’s uncomfortable but it’s awesome to feel that energy. As opposed to when you’re playing in front of ten thousand people, especially if it’s not your own crowd like when we were opening for Incubus, people are walking around like they don’t really care so you have to play even harder to win their attention. Whereas like in a club that’s sold out, they can’t not notice the band playing. It’s a little different, but we still go at it one hundred and ten percent no matter where we’re playing.

This summer you’ve hit up almost all the major festival stops, what about the environment of a festival appeals to you?

Festival environment is definitely the most fun. It’s a break from the normal routine of playing a headlining or support tour where you see the same people everyday and play the same songs everyday, everything is more or less the same. But when you go to a festival different bands are playing and you get to see and meet other bands, you can go into the crowd and just wander. It’s more of a real musical experience because you never know what’s gonna happen, who’s gonna stop by. It’s not as planned as a normal show.

You plan on hanging around to catch any other bands?

Definitely. Gonna try to catch Lupe, and we’ve seen Grouplove a million times but I want to catch their set. I’ve never seen The Killers live and I listened to them a lot in high school so I’m definitely going to watch them and maybe catch Modest Mouse.

One last question, what’s the best and worst thing about being on tour?

Best thing about being on tour is meeting people and seeing the world. I’ve been to every state in the country except for Alaska so it’s good to have that experience. No matter what I had done in my previous life, I would never have been able to travel and understand people from different cultures. That’s definitely a huge highlight. The worst thing about being on tour is being away from home; I miss my girlfriend, I miss my dog, I miss my family, I miss the beach, and that’s really hard but it’s part of the job.

Pick up Young the Giant’s self-titled album on on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

26 Jul

By Matt Arena

After an incredibly successful first day, Firefly had even more in store for day 2. With doors opening at 11 am, there was much more music to be packed into the schedule and if you weren’t there first thing in the morning, you may have missed some of the best sets of the entire festival.


It says a lot when a band can put on a killer set with one of the first performances of the day at an all day festival like Firefly. It certainly can’t be easy playing so early in the morning when most people aren’t there. But none of this seemed to faze Imagine Dragons. The Las Vegas four piece has generated a lot of buzz lately, appearing on many people’s radar after their wildly popular set at Coachella. And their Firefly set did more than impress. It blew people away, almost literally. Easily the loudest band out of all three days (probably due to the massive bass drum lead singer Dan Reynolds was beating upon), they definitely blasted the sleep from the festival goers eyes Saturday morning. ‘Radioactive’ is an absolute monster of a live track. Starting off with light acoustic strumming and harmonizing, one may think, “ugh, here’s another restrained indie song,” but then the bass drops and what comes feels like the love child of an AWOLNATION and fun. song. The aforementioned giant bass drum plays a large role here, as Reynolds smashes against it as hard as he can, providing a boom that should register on the Richter scale. Thought it may have only been noon, the crowd didn’t seem sluggish one bit. From the drop in ‘Radioactive,’ they were bouncing and singing as if they were watching a headliner. Bands tend to pull larger crowds at festivals, just naturally as there are more people than standard gigs, but with Imagine Dragons set it seemed as if every person watching did so deliberately. There weren’t any usual festival stragglers who came just because they heard loud music, everyone already knew the band. The word “catchy” is used a lot to describe music, and usually with the connotation this in some way makes the song or lyrics inferior, but Imagine Dragons are catchy in the superior sense. The music just grabs you in a way that’s impossible not to join in. The fast and upbeat drumming foundations on ‘Round and Round’ give it a never-ending, pounding feel and combines with the wonderfully constructed choruses to make one of the best live tracks I’ve heard in a while. Plus the sheer energy this band exuded from the stage made it near impossible for the audience not to return back in kind. Though starting even before noon, Imagine Dragons put on easily the best set of the day and possibly even the best out of the entire weekend.


Up a bit later on in the day was Grouplove. A band that seems to just be getting bigger by the day (they just announced another, larger headlining tour after finishing their first one just a month ago), and they deserve every bit of it. To call Grouplove unique would be an understatement. From the music, to the band members themselves, there’s nothing ordinary about this band. There isn’t another band out there you can fairly compare their sound to and it’s taken to another degree in their live shows. Frequently extending intros and outros on a whim, Grouplove seem completely free on stage. Songs like ‘Slow,’ are slowed down and distorted to a massive wall of drum beating, echoing static, and the fading screams of lead singer Christian Zucconi (who seems to sport a different hair color every time I see them). They’re able to change their sound so quickly from song-to-song that if you close your eyes (and count to ten, ZING!) you’d think a different band had taken the stage. Lead vocal duties switch between Zucconi, Hannah Hooper (who doubles on keys), and bassist Sean Gadd. They have a very distinct vocal style, so when singing separately they give each song a different feel but still manage to blend together perfectly when harmonizing. This blender type vocal style is used on songs like ‘Chloe,’ which starts off with Gadd’s deep, almost country voice and joined by the higher sound from Hooper and the ever present ethereal wailing of Zucconi. Though the vocal styles may change, one thing always seems to be a constant with each Grouplove song; they’re all so fun. Granted that’s a pretty vague term to apply to a band’s sound, but upon seeing them perform it’s hard not to agree. The loose nature of the rapid acoustic riffs, the constant rhythmic drumming, jumpy bass lines, and warbly key structures all come together so well. Take a song like ‘Tongue Tied’ for example. There’s so much going on in that song, a blending of musical styles that shouldn’t work, but somehow they pull it off in spectacular fashion. Like all great bands, they take what makes them great and amplify it live. The passion and energy they play with on a consistent basis is astounding, almost as if they haven’t played these songs countless times. It’s what makes each Grouplove show different, and their set at Firefly was no exception.


This alt-rock five piece has had one hell of a year. After their now classic performance of ‘My Body’ on the VMA’s, Young the Giant have been on a rapid increase upwards. Having just wrapped up their sold out nation-wide tour, they hit up a couple major festivals too. First was Bonnaroo and now Firefly. To see this band on the power of the main stage was quite spectacular. Though their sound rangers from the alt-rock jumper of a track ‘My Body’ to more mellow tracks like ‘Guns Out,’ they always manage to engage the crowd. Having chatted with bassist Payam Dootstzadeh prior to their set, he said they’d be playing a number of tracks and to be on the lookout for one in specific called ‘Teachers.’ As the band is currently writing and recording the new album, they’ve been showcasing a number of new songs and ‘Teachers’ is definitely one to be anticipated. One of the more upbeat songs they have, it’s able to do so in a way that doesn’t feel like a My Body 2.0. The band is looking for a more evolved and experimental sound on the new record, the few new tracks they played evidence of that. It wasn’t one of those moments in the set were you dread the new material, but instead something to look forward to, as everyone in the crowd is dying to see what Young the Giant have in store next. Of course the material off their massively successful debut album went down fantastically as well. Utilizing his now trademark two microphone set-up, lead singer Sameer Gadhia is able to re-create the haunting vocal echoes on songs like ‘Guns Out’ all the while slapping a tambourine against his hip. The two latest singles, ‘Cough Syrup’ and ‘Apartment’ made early appearances in the set and were greeted with a blast of cheers as the audience loudly sang along. Though the true highlight of the set, and by far the entire weekend, was during the final song. If you know even a little about Young the Giant, you’ll know how close they are with bands like Grouplove, Cage the Elephant, and a number of other young alt rock bands. Coincidentally enough, two of them just so happened to be at Firefly as well. So to the initiated, it shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise when all the members of Grouplove and Walk the Moon mobbed the stage during the last chorus of ‘My Body.’ From the very beginning of the song the crowd was deafening in their singing of literally every single word. Check YouTube (video proof!), it’s even louder than Sameer’s voice. Add to that the power the chorus has to turn any standing structure into a trampoline, and the bouncing mass of fans was already insane before the impromptu jam session. So when suddenly two full bands just charge the stage and start jumping and singing along, it pushed the crowd into a further frenzy. Walk the Moon front man Nicholas Petricca shared a mic with Sameer as the stage was crawling with the rest of the members from each band. Sometimes singing, other times just jumping and spinning around like dancing fools, it was the “moment” of the festival and one of the coolest things this writer’s ever seen at a gig. It’s still unclear whether or not Young the Giant even knew about it beforehand, which would make it that much more a definitive festival moment.


Being that the lineup was mostly filled with up-and-coming alt rock acts, Firefly did the smart thing and made sure to throw in some bands to change up the style. Cake was definitely one of those bands. John McCrea’s voice is instantly recognizable, as is the band’s sound in general. At first glance they might not seem like an interesting live act, McCrea’s voice, though unique, is rather monotone and deadpan. While that’s part of what make their music work, it’s not necessarily ideal for a live environment. Yet somehow they’re able to come alive. The surprisingly loud and much more pronounced riff from ‘The Distance’ nearly transforms the once mellow track into a live anthem. Suddenly they were a full on rock band, turning the once monotonous track into a booming song that sprang to life. The trumpet work of Vince DiFiore is key in keeping the songs similar, but seeing Xan McCurdy on guitar is what really makes this band take a step forward as a live act. While underplayed in studio versions, the riffs in songs like ‘Short Skirt/Long Jacket’ come to the forefront. Louder and fuller, they become the backbone of the song and are hard to deny a mild headbang to. Definitely a band that will catch you off guard with their surprising life and energy, Cake was playing to an already established group of fans but was definitely able to win pretty much everyone who saw them over. They’re not the type of band that will have the crowd jumping and going crazy, nor do they pretend to. But what they do so well is take their niche sound and expand upon it, possibly winning over those who at first pass on the droll nature of their studio sound.


Bands with one massive hit are always interesting to watch. Not only how they go about structuring their sets, but how the crowd reacts when the majority of them are just waiting for “that one song.” And Modest Mouse is a good band, but there’s no denying that they will draw that type of audience from ‘Float On.’ Being that the song hit back in 2005, it’s clear just from watching them play that they’re not only used to this but have learned how to use it to their advantage. They don’t pull the cliché move and use it as the encore, but throw it a little more than midway through the set, as if it were any other song. There’s not big show of “alright, now here’s the song you all came to hear,” it’s just simply there. And by putting it there in the set you give the less familiar audience members a chance to hear some other material without making them wait 15+ songs for it. It’s a delicate balance and Modest Mouse strikes it quite well. Of course it helps that their other material is great as well. Songs like ‘Dashboard’ and ‘The World at Large’ sounded full and cram packed with instrumental layers coming from the production of the festival’s main stage. It helped having what seemed like a legion of fans going 100% for every single song on the set, too.


Bookending day 2 of the festival with another Las Vegas band, this one considerably larger than the first, was the Killers. Having been on hiatus since 2010, the hype around the return of the Killers was massive. Though they tend to be a bit overrated and have a penchant for being extremely stubborn with photographers (making my job that much harder), it’s impossible to deny their ability to pull a crowd. Especially considering the current mainstream musical climate that seems to demand a non-stop presence or else a band risks losing their “status.” Not so with the Killers. After being gone for a full two years, they’re still able to draw just as well, if not better. The hiatus seemed to benefit the band if anything, instead of people forgetting about them, the demand for the band actually grew. Having headlined Madison Square Garden prior to the hiatus, it’s easy to see the band returning to a similar level of success. Especially after seeing their set at Firefly. Definitely the “biggest” headliner of the weekend, hence the Saturday slot, they definitely played like it. Bringing with them a strong amount of production for a festival and the massive hits that a band of their caliber has, it’s hard to deny that the Killers know how to put on a show. Opening with ‘Somebody Told Me,’ arguably their biggest hit, they made it clear that they weren’t pulling any punches and were there simply to blow people away. And if the sound of the screams from the crowd is any indication, they definitely succeeded. Ironically enough this billing was the main reason for going to Firefly, even though I’m not as enraptured with the band as everyone else is. They’re a massive band to have headlining, and one of the few that isn’t touring at the moment, and even I have to admit that hearing ‘When You Were Young’ is an experience in itself.






18 May

Young The Giant performed “My Apartment” and “I Got” on Last Call with Carson Daly.

Watch both videos below and pick up their album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

03 Apr

Young The Giant have just premiered their video for their new single, “Apartment.” The video starts off with frontman Sameer Gadhia on the floor. How did he end up there? Where’s the rest of the band? Why does it smell like smoke there? Watch the video below to find out! Also, go catch the guys on tour now! Remaining dates are here. Need a reason to go? Read our review of the NYC show and check out these phenomenal photos from the Austin show!

02 Apr

Last Sunday night, Young The Giant played the second half of back to back SOLD out shows at Stubb’s in Austin with Grouplove. This tour, which has been pretty much sold out, is probably your last chance to see the band at small/midsize venues so if you haven’t seen them yet, go buy a ticket asap, even if you have to hit up Stubhub. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha was at Stubb’s to get some INCREDIBLE shots of both bands. They’re truly great.

Check them out below and be sure to visit both bands sites and


14 Mar

By Michel Dussack

On March 9th, Young the Giant played about an hour and a half long set to a very sold out Terminal 5 (oversold, in typical Terminal 5 fashion) full of an equal mix of passionate diehard fans, as well as people there to see the singles. Opening the show was Los Angeles based indie pop rock quintet Grouplove, who seemed to have a large number of fans in attendance. Whether it was in the very front or the very back, one could hear a great deal of singing along – and not just to the more popular songs. Indeed, during their first three songs (‘Lovely Cup’, ‘Itchin on a Photograph’, and ‘Naked Kids’) nearly everyone in the front row could be heard singing along. After photographing the first three songs of their set, I had to retreat towards the back to find an outlet to charge my camera, and still there were people singing along to every song.

It’s easy to see why Grouplove have as many fans as they do (besides a spot in an Apple commercial) – the band play an accessible blend of rock and pop, and their live show is downright infectious. Hannah Hooper bounces up and down constantly on stage when she’s not singing, and Christian Zucconi (now sporting blue hair) is a fireball of energy, running all over the stage, flailing with a guitar in a way that makes you nervous for anyone’s safety when they’re near him. Of course, the band saved their more popular songs of the night for the last few songs of their ten song, 45 minute set, and closed with a trio of ‘Tongue Tied’, a cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ and ‘Colours’. The few fans that didn’t know who Grouplove were before they took the stage were now fully aware, and it seems only a matter of time before they’re headlining Terminal 5.

Thirty brief minutes later, Young the Giant took the stage to screams reminiscent of a boy band from fans eager to get a glimpse at front man Sameer Gadhia. I must confess that the last time I saw the band it was for a taping of MTV Unplugged back in October, so to see them step out on stage in front of 3,000 screaming people was a bit awe inspiring. The band started off slow, with an even slower intro to I Got, and seemed like they were building up the crowd’s energy for the entire night. Nearly every song was screamed back at Sameer by the front row, and the only ones that silenced the crowd were new songs a trio of new songs entitled ‘Camera’, ‘I Wanna’, and ‘What You Get’. Indeed a song from their first EP (way back when they were still The Jakes) entitled ‘Shake My Hand’ had tons of people singing along, though it was easier to pick out the two types of fans previously mentioned during this moment.

The bands set was a total of 15 songs, though it went by in a blur, mostly because of how polished the bands live show has become. As a special treat, a cellist was brought out to perform a rousing rendition of ‘Cough Syrup’ and even had their own solo during it. For two songs, the band brought out a string quartet, the first song being a delightfully fun cover of Gorillaz’s ‘Empire Ants’ and the second one being the aforementioned ‘Camera’. The cover of ‘Empire Ants’ is something that was performed back at the MTV Unplugged taping, though it takes on a whole life of its own performed with a full electric band. The synth heavy intro is replaced by the strings, though by the songs peak, it’s perhaps even more danceable than the original version of it.

Young the Giant closed their main set with ‘God Made Man’, a song that, like their set, started off slow until Sameer was screaming his lungs out and the crowd went into a frenzy. A brief encore break and the band returned for a three song encore, which featured three hits after each other. Apartment opened, and Island followed, and then came the moment that everyone was waiting for. After remarking how unbelievable it was that they were playing such a large venue, the unmistakable feedback of ‘My Body’ started and the crowd reached its peak. During the close of the song, Sameer signaled to the crowd that he wanted them to catch him (cheating if you ask me), and plunged off the stage into their outstretched arms, microphone in tow to finish the song. It’s refreshing to see a band that rises to fame so quickly maintain this attitude and appreciation for their fans, and I highly doubt that a single person at this show won’t be at their Central Park show this summer.

All photos courtesy of Michel Dussack

24 Feb

Young The Giant recently played a sold out show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Last Call with Carson Day was there to record the show.

Watch “Cough Syrup” and “My Body” and pick up their album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

15 Feb

Young The Giant’s hit single “Cough Syrup” will be featured in the opening scene of the winter finale of GLEE episode 314 entitled “On My Way” February 21, 2012 – 8:00pm-9:00pm EST/PST on FOX. Things heat up as the New Directions go head to head with the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals.

Young The Giant has garnered massive critical acclaim for their album and their energetic live performances at festivals and shows all around the world. They just kicked off their sold out 2012 headline tour in San Francisco on February 9, 2012. The Orange County Register who reviewed the first of two sold-out nights at the Wiltern in Los Angeles said the band gave “…a totally mesmerizing performance.”

Young The Giant was the only rock band to perform at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, and have performed on MTV Unplugged, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! among others. Their first single, “My Body,” peaked at #4 on the alternative chart while their second single, “Cough Syrup,” reached #2 on the alternative chart; “Apartment,” Young The Giant’s third single is continuing along the same path as it climbs up the charts. Hear them perform these songs and more as their headline tour continues to move across North America through mid-April; catch them at Bonnaroo in June and at Central Park Summerstage on July 16, 2012.

(+) = w/Special Guest WALK THE MOON
( ! ) = w/Special Guest GROUPLOVE

Wed-Feb-15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre (+) – SOLD OUT

Thu-Feb-16 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Feb-17 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Feb-18 Denver, CO Ogden (+) – SOLD OUT

Mon-Feb-20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (+)

Tue-Feb-21 Milwaukee, WI Rave Ballroom (+)

Thu-Feb-23 Chicago, IL The Riviera (+) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Feb-24 Covington, KY Madison Theatre (+) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Feb-25 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (+) – SOLD OUT

Sun-Feb-26 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT

Tue-Feb-28 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre (+) – SOLD OUT

Thu-Mar-01 Toronto, ON Sound Academy(+) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Mar-02 Ottawa, ON The Bronson Centre (+) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-03 Montreal, QC Cabaret-Mile End (+) – SOLD OUT

Sun-Mar-04 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle (+)

Tue-Mar-06 Burlington, VT Higher Ground ( ! )

Thu-Mar-08 Boston, MA House of Blues ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Mar-09 New York, NY Terminal 5 ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sun-Mar-11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Thu-Mar-15 Atlanta, GA Center Stage ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Mar-16 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-17 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor ( ! )

Sun-Mar-18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Tue-Mar-20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Thu-Mar-22 Houston, TX Warehouse Live ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Fri-Mar-23 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-24 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-25 Austin, TX Stubb’s BBQ ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Tue-Mar-27 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom ( ! )

Thu-Mar-29 St. Louis, MO Pageant ( ! )

Fri-Mar-30 Kansas City, MO The Midland ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Mar-31 Des Moines, IA People’s Court ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Tue-Apr-03 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue ( ! )

Thur-Apr-05 Portland, OR Roseland Theater ( ! )

Fri-Apr-06 Portland, OR Roseland Theater ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

Sat-Apr-07 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre ( ! ) – SOLD OUT


Sun-Apr-01 The Boulder Theater

eTown Presents Boulder, CO

Fri-Apr 20 STAGE AE Pittsburgh, PA

Sun-Apr-22 The National Richmond, VA

Thur-Apr-26 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

May 18-20 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL

June 7-10 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN

Sat-Jul-14 Edgefest/Downsview Park Toronto, Canada

Mon-Jul-16 Central Park Summerstage New York, NY

Thurs-Jul-22 Pacific Amphitheatre/OC Fair Costa Mesa, CA

24 Jan

Young The Giant performed “Cough Syrup” and “Apartment” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch both songs in the video below and pick up their album on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

10 Dec

Young The Giant are capping off their most successful year to date with a round of radio festival dates. They played 107.7 The End’s Deck The Ball concert earlier this week.

Enjoy photos of frontman Sameer Gadhia and the band courtesy of Marianne Spellman and read a review of the concert here.