Posts Tagged ‘Young The Giant’

Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup” to be Featured on ‘Glee’ Tomorrow Night

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2012 at 6:00 am

FOX Network’s smash television show Glee is notable for putting their spin on anthemic pop-rock songs such as Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and virtually every Britney Spears and Michael Jackson song ever recorded.

Tomorrow night, Tuesday February 21, break-out act Young the Giant will join these ranks when Glee turns their alt-radio hit “Cough Syrup” into a high school chorale event as the New Directions compete with the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals. Check out the above video for YTG’s “Cough Syrup” In the Open session.

Young the Giant is headlining a sold-out show with opening act Grouplove at the Prophet Bar on Friday, March 23.

For more information about Young the Giant, read our Interview with Guitarist Jacob Tilley and Concert Review: Incubus with Young the Giant and YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Incubus with Young the Giant

Giveaway: 2 VIP Passes to Young the Giant – Tonight!

Posted by    |    November 16th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

By now, you’ve inevitably heard of up-and-coming band Young the Giant; and if you haven’t, dude seriously, where have you been? They blew audiences away at this year’s VMAs, they’re hot off a tour with Incubus, the band’s single “Cough Syrup” is currently at the #2 spot on Alternative Radio, and they recently announced their first heading tour, kicking off in 2012. In short, they’re blowing up faster than a premature stick of dynamite.

The band is in Dallas right now. And we have two VIP passes for you, our dear readers.

Young the Giant has two special Windows Phone shows in Dallas, tonight and Thursday, at 7pm. Complimentary food and beverages will be served, meaning alcohol will be present; ergo, the show is 21+ with a valid ID to get in.  Capacity is extremely limited, due to the extreme awesomeness of the event, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

RSVP and get event info here; but if you want two VIP passes, follow us on Twitter and RT to win. We’ll DM and announce winners at 4PM today.

For more information on Young the Giant, check out our ACL Day 2 recap, Incubus with Young the Giant concert review, and interview with YTG guitarist Jacob Tilley

Photography by Cory Allison

Interview with Young the Giant Guitarist Jacob Tilley

Posted by    |    October 13th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Lady Gaga captivated virtually everyone’s attention during this year’s VMAs with her gender-bending performance of “Yoü and I”. But Mother Monster’s power chords are not what were stuck in my head as the show ended and the credits rolled – it was up-and-coming act Young the Giant‘s performance of “My Body.” Their energy; hell, pure enthusiasm for being onstage at the VMAs pretty much blew my mind, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to them since.

A couple weeks back, the Southern California guys opened for fellow west coast band, Incubus. I sat down with YTG guitarist Jacob Tilley to hear about future plans, why their debut album is nothing like hit single “My Body,” and his penchant for a certain North Texas artist. Oh, and he has a British accent, so have that in mind whilst reading.

Young the Giant has had an incredible year performing at the VMAs, Lollapalooza and ACL. Now you’re touring with Incubus. How does that feel?

This year has really freight trained into absolute craziness. We played our first festival at Sasquatch [music festival], and there was a great turn out for that. At that point, I was like, wow this is totally worth taking time off school. All the sweat and blood we put into it; hopefully we can maintain some of this momentum for a while.

Have you had a moment yet where you thought, ‘this is real, everything is finally happening’?

I guess the VMAs. I guess Sasquatch, really. That was the first festival I had ever been to and the first one I had ever played. That was already like Oh my God, I just got back from a whole month in Europe and now I’m playing a huge festival and thousands of people are watching us on the main stage. That was enough for me, but it seems to me to have continued upwards from there. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Incubus with Young the Giant

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Incubus with Young the Giant at Gexa Energy Pavilion 9.29.11

Photography by Cory Allison

Incubus with Young the Giant at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

The West Coast invaded Gexa Energy Pavilion last night as Newport Beach band Young the Giant and Calabasas band Incubus took the stage – the latter arriving much later than anticipated.

The weather made for a perfect California vibe along with the outdoor setting. Indie rockers Young the Giant must be getting used to the heat by now from spending so much time in Texas as of late.

They kicked off the evening with stand-out songs “I Got” and “Guns Out.” The way lead singer Sameer Gahdia sings “yeah” in the twelve tracks that make up their self-titled album, I’d say about anything to make him agree with me.

“This is called ‘St. Walker,’” Gahdia said, sounding more tired than the band’s explosive ACL performance, cutting long notes with ravaged screams.

During the slower-paced version of “Islands” (if you can make “Islands” any slower) Gahdia’s voice smoldered along with drummer Francois Comtois’s harmony.

“Come on, it’s a[n] [expletive] rock concert, you paid money for it!” Was Gahdia’s encouragement, asking the audience to stand up for their closing song, “My Body,” or that song that you know even if you think you don’t know who Young the Giant is. (more…)

Cee Lo Makes Everyone Feel Awkward, Chromeo Remembers DJ Mehdi, My Morning Jacket Shows the True Meaning of Rock & Roll, Stevie Wonder is the Great Harmonizer, and Day Two of ACL

Posted by    |    September 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Significantly more people crammed into Zilker Park on day two of the 2011 ACL festival than day one. It had been forecasted that the weather during the 10th annual festival would be in the triple digits, but Saturday began in the same overcast haze as the day before. Again, the sky broke as festivalgoers wearing Native American headdresses, Where’s Waldo shirts, and no shirts at all ran toward Young The Giant in the warm rain.

Fresh from their show-stealing performance at this year’s VMAs, Young the Giant is the complete antithesis of what you’d except from a VMA performance; their music isn’t pop, performance art, or anything you will hear remixed at a club. It’s straight California rock.

YTG kicked off their set with the walking melody of “Apartment,” the first track on their self-tiled album, following with the Vampire Weekend-meets-Sam Cooke sound of “I Got.”

“This song’s called ‘Guns Out’,” frontman Sameer Gadhia said to the soaking audience. “I want you guys to dance along with us, that’s right.” Gadhia’s voice is infallible. He radiates energy – his body must be bruised up from hitting the tambourine so hard against himself. “We’re going to keep on goin’,” he said, introducing recent single “Cough Syrup,” asking the audience if they knew the words. “If you do, sing along.” As they wrapped their set with “My Body” everyone finally seemed to realize that yes, they have heard of these guys before.

Turning the corner of the park later in the day, the crowd at Skrillex was ridiculous, practically overlapping with the crowd gearing up for Cee Lo Green’s performance on the far end of Zilker. (more…)