Young the Giant

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Comprised of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals), Young the Giant's unique brand of sun-soaked rock has received praise from fans and critics alike, including Spin, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Billboard, and Nylon Mag. The bands 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, which they tracked live and co-produced with Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), was released on January 25th. The band, originally from Newport Beach, Calif., has recently hit the road with bands like Minus the Bear, Neon Trees, Marina and the Diamonds, and The Futureheads. More info here