Young the Giant, from Irving, California, is made up of Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar), and Francois Comtois (drums). Under their old name “The Jakes”, the band recorded the Shake My Hand EP while band members were still in high school and college. After some line up changes, the band signed with Roadrunner Records in 2009 and released their debut album Young the Giant in 2010. Their first single off the album, “My Body”, reached the number five spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Young the Giant also featured singles “Apartment” and “Cough Syrup”, which were featured on the TV show Glee. The band’s work has also been featured on NBC’s Today, American Idol, A&E’s The Beast and The Real World: Brooklyn.
That year they also went on to play Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza and South by Southwest. The band released an EP of remixes in 2011, including tracks by Two Door Cinema Club, Tokyo Police Club and Ra Ra Riot. In 2014, the band switched to Fueled By Ramen for their second record Mind over Matter.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Young the Giant with Kings of Leon and Kongos at PNC Bank Arts Center
Exit 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ 07733