After what has seemed to us like an eternity, today we are finally getting into the studio to make our sophomore LP!
The past 8 months have been a flurry of compositional excitement we have been anxiously waiting to share with all of you. After hundreds, thousands, of hours locked up in our remote studio home in the South Bay of Los Angeles, we are finally emerging from our cocoon with a deep breadth of songs and musical landscapes that will form the shape of this album. We are oozing with the elation that creating something honest can only afford. The material, in our eyes, is fresh and true to Young the Giant, but we are also not attempting to run in circles and recreate what we have already done. We have come a long way since our eighteen year-old selves. Our eponymous debut was just the beginning of our journey, and it will never stop. Starting as early as May, we will be showcasing our new material at festivals all across North America, so you can be the judge.
We are partnering up with American record producer, music director, and friend Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, NIN, M83 etc) to fully realize the final form of our next album. In the next few months, we will be providing all of you with behind the scenes footage of this next crucial step on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our blog, “The Jacuzzi.” For all of you who have been anxiously waiting, we kindly ask you to wait just a little longer; nothing great should be rushed! We hope you tune in to our escapades, and it won’t be long before we play to all of you around the World again. Excited beyond all these words!
Sameer on behalf of Young the Giant
We're playing at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco August 9th-11th! Get all the info and tickets at sfoutsidelands.com and check out the line-up announce video below to see who else is playing.
We will playing at the Squamish Valley Music Festival in Vancouver August 8th-10th! Other bands performing include Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, and more. Get all the info and tickets at squamishfestival.com
We are playing the Boston Calling Music Festival on Sunday May 26th with the National, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, The Walkmen and more! Get all the info at BostonCalling.com
We're excited to kick off this summer in NYC at Governors Ball. With such an incredible line up June can't get here fast enough. See you there! Tickets go on-sale 1/25 at noon EST.
Wait did someone say "new songs" ?
We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the Bud Light Port Paradise Festival, a 4 day cruise (November 16th-19th) setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale Florida to a private island in the Bahamas for a 2 day music festival where we will perform. The cruise, roundtrip airfare, food and tickets to the music festival are all FREE.
Heres how it works: post a photo of your paradise on Instagram and tag #youngthegiant. Get creative, your paradise is whatever makes you happy. Make sure to tag #youngthegiant or we won't be able to see it. We'll pick our 5 favorite photos and Bud Light will award the winners with a pair of tickets to the cruise where you'll join us on the sandy shores of Coco Cay Island! HURRY the contest ends this Saturday 10/27 at noon EST. We will announce the winner by Sunday 10/28 at noon EST.
See more details on Port Paradise Festival here. 21+ ONLY
Today starts In The Open Fridays. Every Friday we will be giving away a free download of each In The Open session video at http://intheopen.youngthegiant.com/.
It starts today with "I Got" and continues in order through the entire series. Best of all there is no facebook like, tweet, or email sign up to get the video! Just download and enjoy!