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Young the Giant is an band which formed in Irvine, California, United States in 2004. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia (vocals, percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and François Comtois (drums). The band’s name is purposefully nonsensical; Gadhia explained it as a “leftfield idea” meant to evoke curiosity.

The band released their debut self-titled album, Young the Giant, on 25 January 2011, which was preceded by a digital-only release in October 2010. The first single, “My Body,” reached #5 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and a second single, “Cough Syrup,” reached #3 on the same chart.

Previously, the band was known as The Jakes. They released a 7 song EP, Shake My Hand, in 2008, which including two songs (“Garands” and “Cough Syrup”) now on the current self-titled album Young the Giant.

Edited by smiles613 on 15 Apr 2012, 20:50

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Formed in
  • 2004
Founded in
  • Irvine, California, United States
Band Members
  • Sameer Gadhia   (2008 - )
  • Jacob Tilley   (2008 - )
  • Eric Cannata   (2008 - )
  • Payam Doostzadeh   (2009 - )
  • François Comtois   (2008 - )

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