By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Young The Giant has become one of the most hyped about indie rock bands. Their name is popping up everywhere and with good reason. I knew and liked a couple of their songs and was really looking forward to their Jimmy Kimmel Live performance.
Leader singer, Sameer Gadhia has a very unique smooth voice and I was pleasantly surprised that it still comes across that way during their live shows. I think I have been to too many pop concerts, so when I actually hear live vocals and they are amazing I’m blown away. In reality, it should be the norm, but in any case you get the real deal with Young The Giant.
Their stage presence is very humble, but the best part of the show is how immersed they are in their own music. It wasn’t so much that they were playing a concert for an audience, but rather they exemplified the simple principle of having fun while playing music with their friends. I haven’t seen that in quite awhile and it was a very refreshing sight to see.
They played a good array of their music, including their new single, “It’s About Time”, “Crystallized”, “Apartment”, “Anagram”, and their hits “Cough Syrup” and “My Body”. A four song set is usually the average for a JKL concert, so when they played six, it was shocking, but I heard no complaints. To keep the night going, after the show the band did a CD signing of their new album, Mind over Matter, for fans that picked up the album earlier at Amoeba Music.
All in all, Young The Giant put on a fantastic show and gave everything their fans could possibly want that night. The environment was very chill and left you feeling like you just left an awesome party at your friend’s house. If only all parties ended this way.