Young The Giant Record Release at The Roxy
Young The Giant, a rapidly rising band hailing from Los Angeles, stopped into The Roxy on their debut album tour this past weekend to dose the crowd with their infectious indie rock and offer their debut record for sale before its official release. I indulged in both
Having never seen this outfit since they changed their name to Young The Giant (the band was formerly The Jakes until late 2009), I was excited given everything I’d heard in passing and from their tunes I’d caught online and on the radio. “My Body” clearly comes to mind – and they gave an epic raucous animated performance of that song to close out their show. KROQ listeners in their 20s were screaming the lyrics, throwing their fists in the air and having the closest thing to an indie-rock mosh pit possible … basically a mild lack of body control – mostly due to drunken excitement.
BUT, the rest of their material was worthy of any indie-rockers playlist and, quite frankly, in a live setting, just as good as their single. Simply put, Sameer Gadhia and his clan rocked the shit out of The Roxy. Enough to convince me to buy their debut LP (even though I imagine they would have given it to me for free had they known that I would write them this stellar review).
The album fucking rocks.
“My Body,” their lead single, with its bass heavy beginning, is the second track. It is preceded by “Apartment” – which is not what led me to my above statement, but is pleasant nonetheless.
The sexy and catchy single is followed by “I Got”