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Summerfest 2012 Features Young The Giant!

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L-R: Francois Comtois (drums/vocals), Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals)

Young The Giant at Summerfest this Thursday, July 5th.  They go on at 10:00pm on U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

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From Glee to Wall Street Journal to this summer's hottest music fests, California alternative band Young The Giant is getting a lot of buzz!

• Performed “Cough Syrup” and “Apartment” on The Today Show May 22, 2012!

• CNN “Music Monday” feature aired June 25, 2012.  Watch it here!

• 46-date sold out 2012 headline just ended – over 70,000 tickets sold. 

• MTV premiered Young The Giant’s the new video for their song “Apartment” April 3, 2012 across all of their channels. 

• Playing Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival and Central Park Summerstage (SOLD OUT!!!).  All new dates can be found here.

• “My Body” featured in a Michelob Ultra commercial.

• Second single “Cough Syrup” reached #2 at Alternative radio and was the #5 Alternative song of 2011 behind The Black Keys, Coldplay, Bush, and Foo Fighters respectively.

• “Cough Syrup” Featured on GLEE’s winter finale February 21, 2012.

• “Cough Syrup” reached #8 on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown.

• Performed on Carson Daly Feb 23rd and May 17th. 

• Performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live January 23, 2012. 

• Performed “Cough Syrup” on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno On December 14, 2011 (It re-aired on Dec 29, 2011).

• Performed on MTV Unplugged November 9, 2011.

• Performed “My Body” at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards!

• Won three OC Music Awards – Best Song, Best Music Video for “Cough Syrup” and Best Alternative Band!

• First single “My Body” hit #4 at Modern Rock in the United States and #1 at Rock radio in Canada.

• “Cough Syrup” video premiered on MTV June 21 and added to MTV Hits July 26. 

• MTV named Young The Giant a PUSH artist (read about it here) and picked them for their Freshman 5 Campaign summer 2011

• Rock icon Morrissey was so impressed by Young The Giant's performance on Later With Jools Holland, he expressed his fandom via a note posted on a Morrissey Zine website: "I could break down with happiness at the new debut CD by Young The Giant. It is the whole thing ... it is the perfect tone ... and Sameer's voice is unbreakable. If there is any justice in the world (and we all know there isn't) Young The Giant will own most of it by August... Every three thousand years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith."

• Played main stage at Lollapalooza 2011 – immediately added after promoters saw the band live in Austin. They also played various national and international festival shows such as Austin City Limits (US), Music Midtown (US), Java Rockin’ Land (Indonesia), Splendour In The Grass (Australia), Pukkelpop (Belgium), Lowlands (Netherlands), and Noorderzon (Netherlands) to name a few.

• The digital release was named the #3 rock record of the 2010 by Amazon

• USA Today “On The Verge” feature ran April 30, 2011.

• Spin “Breaking Out” feature in June 2011 issue. 

• The band’s Open Sessions series seen here premiered on NME, Spin, Rolling Stone, Mashable, and Filter.

“It's a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies”  
- Wall Street Journal

“the band crafts amiable rock numbers that are at once sparklingly warm and coolly removed…the music is fresh and compelling.”
- Alternative Press
“With its explosive blend of martial rhythms, dive-bomb guitar chords, and lead singer Sameer Gadia’s emphatic falsetto-to-bellow vocals, Young The Giant’s breakthrough single ‘My Body,’  sounds like the work of a band born to rattle rafters.”
- Spin

“With its fist-pumping beat and shout-along refrain of ‘My body tells me no, but I won’t quit ‘cause I want more,’ energetic alt-rock anthem My Body is shaping up as one of the spring’s best tension relievers.”
- USA Today

“…’My Body,’ is buoyant and joyful, bound to be a party pleaser, but the album is more memorable for its subtler tracks…all rendered in the warm, elastic vocals of Sameer Gadhia.”
- Nylon

“Young The Giant engineers solid songs…with catchy vocals, big guitars, and dramatic buildups to bridled outpourings of emotion.”
- The New Yorker

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 10:54  
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