Young the Giant returns with more mature sound

Indie-rock band Young the Giant formed in 2004 under a different name and, after signing with Roadrunner Records in 2009, took the alternative music world by storm with the band’s unique vocal styling and catchy hooks that would stay stuck with you for days.

You might have heard of them after they performed on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, or perhaps just about a week later when BU Central brought the band to perform on-campus in Metcalf. Young the Giant spent the years prior to and after the VMAs touring with bands like Steel Train and performing with acts such as Marina and the Diamonds and Neon Trees. Additionally, the band has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and at various music festivals.

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The band’s most well-known songs, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup,” received radio airplay in some areas, while the latter was even covered on Glee, but word from them since has been minimal – until now.

Young the Giant has officially signed with label Fueled by Ramen and is set to release their second album, Mind over Matter, in January 2014. Their newest single, appropriately entitled “It’s About Time,” was released just last week. Clearly, the band has matured for their second studio release, but it sounds like they’ve stayed true to their distinctive sound that skyrocketed them to fame in the first place.

Decide for yourself and listen to “It’s About Time.”


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