Young the Giant is an American rock band formed in Irvine, California in 2004. The band's lineup includes Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh and François Comtois. Previously known as The Jakes, Young the Giant was signed to Roadrunner Records in 2009, and they released their debut album of the same name in 2010. The group's first three singles, “My Body,” “Cough Syrup,” and “Apartment,” have all appeared on the US Alternate Song charts.
|Also known as||The Jakes (formerly)|
|Origin||Irvine, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop|
|Labels||Elektra, Fueled by Ramen, Roadrunner|
|Associated acts||American Pets (Previously Travelers)|
|Members||Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh, Francois Comtois|
|Past members||Ehson Hashemian, Jason Burger, Sean Fischer|
Vocalist known for being the lead singer and founder of the Young the Giant. Their second full-length album, Mind over Matter, peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200.
The band originally formed as The Jakes in 2004, but remained small and largely local until late 2009, when they changed their name and signed to Roadrunner Records.
He was studying at Stanford University, where he was part of an a cappella group, when he decided to pause his studies and pursue music full-time in 2009.
He grew up in a musical family, surrounded by singers. The band is based out of southern California.
In 2011, he and the band performed "My Body" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Provided by Ramen artists. Roadrunner Records Artists. Music groups from Orange County, California. The rock band replaced California