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TAP Firefly Festival Interview: Young the Giant

August 1, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

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 …

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Firefly Festival Day 2 Review/Photos (The Killers, Young The Giant, Grouplove, Cake, Modest Mouse, Imagine Dragons)

July 26, 2012 The Audio Perv 3

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 …

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New Young The Giant “Apartment” Video

April 3, 2012 drainu182 1

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

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Young The Giant and Grouplove 3/25 Stubb’s Austin Photos

April 2, 2012 drainu182 1

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 …

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Young The Giant and Grouplove 3/9 NYC Terminal 5 Review/Photos

March 14, 2012 drainu182 1

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 …

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Young The Giant Playing Bonnaroo and NYC’s Central Park, “Cough Syrup” To Be Featured On Glee

February 15, 2012 drainu182 0

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 …