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Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant expertly juxtapose their adventurous spirit with fearless grace on
their new album Mirror Master, that features singles “Simplify” and "Superposition.” As the band’s fourth
album, Mirror Master follows 2016's critically acclaimed album Home of the Strange.
Mirror Master comes at a time when we are engulfed in points of conflict and scrutiny, yet with this album
Young the Giant have found some space to breathe.
Lead singer Sameer Gadhia explains “What we forget to realize is that the image that reflects is just an
illusion. Like the world, we are made up of fictions of things people tell us. How we should dress, what we
should believe in, what type of stock to invest in, how we should vote. What is our free will, if we trudge
across tracks already traveled?
If there is nothing else we control; nothing else new, we are at least in control of ourselves; can make our
paths novel and undefined; shatter categories, stereotypes, and roles. Do what we want to do, think freely
and not how others tell us to—live beneath the surface of things.”
Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold
certified hits, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup." This was followed by the release of 2014’s Mind Over
Matter, which was both a commercial and critical success and prompted The New York Times to call
[Lead singer Sameer Gadhia] “one of the great contemporary rock voices.” Young the Giant continued to
brave new themes and sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange,
anchored by the perspective of the modern American immigrant as most members of the quintet are
immigrants or first-generation Americans. Gadhia had an in-depth conversation with NPR’s Ailsa Chang
on the topic (see here). The album features hits “Amerika,” “Something to Believe In,” and “Silvertongue.”
Young the Giant is composed of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata
(guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals). They’ve sold out
performances at historic venues such as Radio City Music Hall (New York), The Greek Theatre (Los
Angeles), The Aragon Ballroom (Chicago), Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison), and more.
They have become a festival mainstay at high profile outings such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits,
Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and Governor's Ball among others. Over the course of their career, Young
The Giant has charted 5 singles on the Billboard Alternative Top 10.
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