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Young The Giant Biography


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Birth Place: Irvine, California, U.S.
Years Active: 2004–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock


Young the Giant is an American indie rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band's line-up is Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals, auxiliary percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitars), Eric Cannata (guitars), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and François Comtois (drums). Formerly known as The Jakes, Young the Giant was signed by Roadrunner Records.

The band began work on their debut album with producer Joe Chicarelli in early 2010. The self-titled album was released by Roadrunner Records in 2011. Songs on the album include the U.S. single "My Body," which reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart as well as "Apartment," the first international single and "Cough Syrup," which was originally recorded for the 2008 EP “Shake My Hand” when the band was known as The Jakes.