102.3 BXR Welcomes Young the Giant with special guest Sure Sure to the Blue Note on their Mirror Master Tour on Sunday, February 17!
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Young the Giant
\Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant expertly juxtapose their adventurous spirit with fearless grace on their new album Mirror Master, that features singles “Simplify” and “Superposition.” As the band’s fourth album, Mirror Master follows 2016’s critically acclaimed album Home of the Strange. Mirror Master comes at a time when we are engulfed in points of conflict and scrutiny, yet with this album Young the Giant have found some space to breathe. Lead singer Sameer Gadhia explains “What we forget to realize is that the image that reflects is just an illusion. Like the world, we are made up of fictions of things people tell us. How we should dress, what we should believe in, what type of stock to invest in, how we should vote. What is our free will, if we trudge across tracks already traveled? If there is nothing else we control; nothing else new, we are at least in control of ourselves; can make our paths novel and undefined; shatter categories, stereotypes, and roles. Do what we want to do, think freely and not how others tell us to—live beneath the surface of things.” Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold certified hits, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” This was followed by the release of 2014’s Mind Over Matter, which was both a commercial and critical success and prompted The New York Times to call
[Lead singer Sameer Gadhia] “one of the great contemporary rock voices.” Young the Giant continued to brave new themes and sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange, anchored by the perspective of the modern American immigrant as most members of the quintet are immigrants or first-generation Americans. Gadhia had an in-depth conversation with NPR’s Ailsa Chang on the topic (see here). The album features hits “Amerika,” “Something to Believe In,” and “Silvertongue.” Young the Giant is composed of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata
(guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals). They’ve sold out performances at historic venues such as Radio City Music Hall (New York), The Greek Theatre (Los Angeles), The Aragon Ballroom (Chicago), Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison), and more.
They have become a festival mainstay at high profile outings such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and Governor’s Ball among others. Over the course of their career, Young The Giant has charted 5 singles on the Billboard Alternative Top 10.
Sure Sure is an Art Pop band from Los Angeles, California. The highly collaborative group, composed of Chris Beachy (keyboardist, singer), Charlie Glick (guitarist, singer), Kevin Farzad (drums, percussion) and Michael Coleman (producer), has been releasing music since 2014. Perched on a hill in Highland Park, the boys self-produce all their music in their house-turned-studio – a myriad of instruments positioned throughout the first floor, with cables snaking up the walls to the recording console upstairs. Sure Sure’s recordings and infectious live show have quickly solidified them as one of the most exciting up and coming bands out of LA. Their sound is characterized by a glowing warmth, ear-worm melodies, and driving rhythms, like if the Talking Heads, Tame Impala and Steely Dan raised their love child together under the California sun. Ever since their 2016 single “New Biome” caught fire on Spotify, the band has been garnering a rapidly expanding audience, both online and in real life. In the summer of 2017 they began a new release cycle, putting out the heartbreak-pop tune “Friends,” dance-tastic “Hands Up Head Down” and others, reaching #1 on the Hype Machine charts and gaining praise from Grizzly Bear, Rostam of Vampire Weekend and other staples in the indie music community. Following their album release on January 12 and Winter 2018 tour with Hippo Campus, Sure Sure embarked upon their first national headline tour in April which they proceeded to pack coast to coast. Having recently made their national television debut, performing on the ESPYs Red Carpet on ESPN, the band is touring nationwide again this Fall on top of two new singles. You can call the boys at (323)739-0630 if you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hi.