Radio City Music Hall Welcomes Young the Giant on Saturday

September 16th, 2016

Bonding over a shared love of music, a group of Orange County, Calif., high school students formed the band that would become Young the Giant back in 2004. The group’s lineup solidified in 2008 with Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar and vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and Francois Comtois (drums and vocals). Their pop-laden eponymous debut album (stream it below) came out in 2010. “The California quintet boasts an average age of 21 and will, without a doubt, become giants when the world gets ahold of their self-titled debut. Seriously, it’s that good,” raved Consequence of Sound. “Infectious melodies, soaring vocals, ceaseless enthusiasm and vibrancy take us to the beach, to summer love, and to simpler, happier times.” Last month, Young the Giant (above, performing “Something to Believe In” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) released their third full-length, Home of the Strange (stream it below). They “buffer their passionate indie rock with polished production, resulting in their funkiest offering,” according to AllMusic. And per Entertainment Weekly, they’re “dishing out their richest and most varied project to date.” Currently on the road, they play Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. And as an added bonus, Ra Ra Riot open the show.