The band was joined by Cold War Kids and Joywave as part of their “Home of the Strange Tour.” The current tour celebrates Young the Giant’s third studio album, “Home of the Strange,” which reached #1 on iTunes Top Alternative Albums chart.
Last year the band performed at The Greek Theater and Austin City Limits (recap of last year’s tour here). This year, the band has already performed a number of music festivals including Al’s Hangout Music Fest and Okeechobee.
Lead singer Sameer Gadhia and band hail from Irvine, California. Gadhia comes from a family of musicians – particularly Indian Classical. He set aside his studies in medicine in 2009 to pursue music. Young the Giant’s hit singles include “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.”
Rolling Stone calls their music “roof-raising anthems” that “tackle ideas…inherent in the immigrant and first-generation American experience.”
Here’s “Silvertongue” from the new album:
Indie rock band Cold War Kids were also on the bill. From Long Beach, California, they toured with Death Cab for Cutie in 2009 and have released 7 albums including their most recent “L.A. Divine” release. Their musical influences include Nick Cave, Fiona Apple, Led Zeppelin and Radiohead.
Last year the band released “Locker Room Talk” as part of the 30 days 50 songs project protesting the Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.
Cold War Kids hit singles include “Hang Me Up to Dry,” “Louder Than Ever” and “Miracle Mile.”
Here’s hit single “Love is Mystical” from the new album:
Love is Mystical
This triple-header of a night full of fun included opening band Joywave. From Rochester New York, Joywave is an accomplished and entertaining Indie band who have performed in Eugene before – both at The Cuthbert and at Eugene’s McDonald Theater. As their name implies, they’re a joy to experience live as they showcase their electronic alt-rock tracks.
You’ll especially enjoy lead singer Daniel Armbuster – a great vocalist and showman who is an ace at engaging the crowd.
The band made their television debut in 2015 on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Enjoy “Now,” from their “How Do You Feel Now?” release.
Their new album “Content” is set to release July 28.
You can find music by Joywave, Cold War Kids and Young the Giant on their websites, and on iTunes.