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YOUNG THE GIANT

YOUNG THE GIANT

Young the Giant is no stranger to success. Ever since the release of their first album, Young the Giant in 2010, the band has been steadily climbing their way to the top, and it seems like they are just getting started.

The indie-alternative band hails from Irvine, California and originally started out as The Jakes, in 2004. Over time, members left and were rearranged, then eventually in 2009, Young The Giant was formed and signed onto Roadrunner Records. The band is made up of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar), and Francois Comtois (drums). In October 2010, the band released their first album and the results were amazing. Three singles off the album, "My Body", "Cough Syrup" and "Apartment" became so popular to listeners that they all reached the top five on the U.S Alternative Songs Chart. Young The Giant couldn't have asked for better feedback from their first released album. Amazon.com claimed it to be the third best rock album of 2010. After that, its radio release, "My Body" earned its slot at number five on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. And the love doesn't stop there.

That August, in 2011, they played main stage at Lollapalooza and performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. Their performance at the VMA's of "My Body" pushed the band onto the Billboard 200 Albums chart and then #65 on Billboard Hot 100. And those are just some of their accomplishments.

So what makes Young the Giant so successful? For starters they are great instrumentally. Their sound is similar to most alternative music, but at the same time different than anything heard from the scene before. They took alternative rock and added their own Southern California feel to it. Their hit single, "My Body" definitely deserved the attention it gained. It's a fun, bouncy song that almost seems impossible not to yell along with.

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