Sunday, August 26, 2018

Young The Giant return with new album in October; appearing at Ohana Festival in SoCal

photo: Wesley Yen
Following the summer release of the single "Simplify" and a recent performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Young The Giant have unveiled details about forthcoming full-length album Mirror Master, available Oct. 12 on Elektra Records.

Second single "Superposition" features a music video directed by Computer Team who also did the band's video for "Something To Believe In" and have also worked with Paramore and Beck. The lyrically meditative track is reflected in the video with glowing pigments and wavelength elements that evoke the sense of an elevated headspace.

"We are all and we are nothing and everything in between," explains lead singer Sameer Gadhia of "Superposition". "In every time; in darkness and in light, we are every second; every shade. Every morning we wake, there are endless possibilities; outcomes, realities of how that day will end. Each decision splits into a myriad of mirrors; a system of lines that enlace, tangle, and intersect. But in every one, you and I were bound to meet. It may be on the bleachers, in an airplane, the DMV, a race track, a bar, a tiny ship that crosses the ocean at night; but we would have found each other, and like light yawns across eons to spill on the floor beneath your window, we would fall in love, because we are all and we are nothing and everything in between. We are in superposition."

The album follows 2016's critically-acclaimed Home of the Strange. Describing the overall thesis for Mirror Master, Gadhia expands, "Look in the mirror. What do you see? A familiar figure; a stranger; a monster? What we forget to realize is that the image that reflects is just an illusion. Like the world, we are made up of fictions of things people tell us. How we should dress, what we should believe in, what type of stock to invest in, how we should vote. What is our free will, if we trudge across tracks already traveled? If there is nothing else we control; nothing else new, we are at least in control of ourselves; can make our paths novel and undefined; shatter categories, stereotypes, and roles. Do what we want to do, think freely and not how others tell us to-live beneath the surface of things. Now look at the mirror again. What do you see? Only you are the master of what comes next. "

Pre-order for Mirror Master at and all orders will include instant downloads of "Simplify" and "Superposition."

Watch the video for "Superposition" at

Young the Giant is Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals).

Track listing:

1) Superposition
2) Simplify
3) Call Me Back
4) Heat of the Summer
5) Oblivion
6) Darkest Shade of Blue
7) Brother's Keeper
8) Glory
9) Tightrope
10) Panoramic Girl
11) You + I
12) Mirror Master

Tour Dates:

SAT September 1 - Boston, MA - Rock the Roots
September 14-16 - Denver, CO - Grandoozy Festival
September 14-16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
TUE September 18 - Bethlehem, PA - Yuengling Summer Concert Series
FRI September 21 - lthaca, NY - Cayuga Sound
SAT September 22 - Roanoke, VA - Budweiser Summer Series
SUN September 30 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana
FRI October 5 - Napa, CA - Silverado Resort & Spa
THU October 25 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live *
FRI October 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room *
SAT October 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Coca Cola Roxy *
SUN October 28 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues * +
TUE October 30 - Nashville, TN - Ryman *
WED October 31 - Louisville, KY - The Palace * +
FRI November 2 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
SAT November 3 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz *
SUN November 4 - Richmond, VA - The National *
TUE November 6 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
THU November 8 - Toronto, ON - Rebel *
FRI November 9 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
SAT November 10 - Portland, ME - State Theatre *
SUN November 11 - Providence, RI - The Strand *
TUE November 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
WED November 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
THU November 15 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom * +
FRI November 16 - Washington, DC - Anthem *

*Lights opens
+ newly announced

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