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| Indie alternative rock group Young the Giant brought a lighthearted soundscape with bits of moody experimental rock
to a sold-out crowd last night at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.
Reaching sudden highs and lows with smooth transition, lead singer Sameer Gadhia's falsetto vocals proved equally
dynamic live as they do on the band's recordings. Gadhia's fist-clenching, arena-fulfilling vibrato wails resulted in song
interrupting moments of deserving applause. Enhancing his range, the mid-twenties singer switched between standard
and bullet microphones.
Roaming the stage, guitarists Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata successfully blended their gritty/smooth combo of
overlapping dual guitar sections while drummer Francois Comtois and bassist Payam Doostzadeh made the venue
throb with inebriating grooves. Combined, the quintet turned musical layers of sophistication into a pleasing singular
sonic melody that inevitably made the crowd dance and sing throughout the 90-minute set.
Young the Giant didn't pause often to speak to the audience, but the music kept the crowd connected and engaged
while the band performed one song after another from both 2010's Young The Giant (Roadrunner) and January's
release, Mind Over Matter (Fueled By Ramen).
At times the group seemed apprehensive when presenting new tracks that included "It's About Time," "Waves," and
"Crystallized," but the new track's peculiarities ultimately shined. Debut album hit's "Cough Syrup," "My Body,"
and "Apartment" were performed with lustering confidence.
Australian solo artist Vance Joy opened with a dreamland set of acoustic driven songs.
Young The Giant continue it's extensive "Mind Over Matter Tour" through mid-April and will join festival lineups this
summer. See Dates.
Young the Giant
California indie-rockers impress sold-out Columbus crowd with Mind Over Matter Tour