Previously known as The Jakes, Young the Giant is a five-piece alternative rock band from Irvine, CA. The band started as a more melodic response to its local music scene, which drummer Francois Comtois described as consisting of, “a lot of hardcore bands.” The band's urge to try something different paid off, as its music takes on a blend of relaxing and explosive beats and gorgeous guitar riffs, tied together with lead singer Sameer Gadhia’s definitive, raspy voice. The band's breakthrough single, “My Body,” peaked at number five on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. With only one self-titled studio album, Young the Giant has been pegged by music legend Morrissey as one of his favorite new bands.
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