THE BOWERY PRESENTS
YOUNG THE GIANT: HOME OF THE STRANGE TOUR
Cold War Kids, Joywave
5th Ave at 69th Street
New York, NY, 10065
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
Young the Giant
Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant continue to brave new sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange. On this new release, the band explores their expansive musicianship with boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence.
To direct the band’s continued evolution, they collaborated with producer Alex Salibian (Elle King, Mikky Ekko) and Executive Producer Jeff Bhaskar, 2016 Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Thematically, Home Of The Strange builds from the opening track “Amerika”, a song inspired by Franz Kafka's posthumously published and unfinished novel of the same name. The poignant message and bold sonics on Home of the Strange have been met with critical acclaim, leading to an NPR interview expanding upon the immigrant experience and Rolling Stone referencing “a new-wave sheen that flatters (the band).”
Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold certified hits, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup." This was followed by the release of 2014’s Mind Over Matter, which was both a commercial and critical success and prompted The New York Times to call [Lead singer Sameer Gadhia] “one of the great contemporary rock voices.” Since then, the band has toured the world, with their most recent route featuring sold out performances at Radio City Music Hall, The Greek Theatre, and Aragon Ballroom. They have become a festival mainstay at high profile outings such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and Governor's Ball among others. Over the course of their career, Young The Giant has charted 5 singles on the Billboard Alternative Top 10.
Cold War Kids
True to their name, the California-based Cold War Kids’ banging sound is tinged with melancholic melodies reminiscent of another era. With the release of their debut album Robbers & Cowards in 2006, the CWKs immediately cultivated a crop of avid fans, who appreciated the band’s powerfully crisp vocals, taught guitar riffs, ear-grabbing piano and precise percussion. Ten years of worldwide touring and several successful albums later, the Kids popped up in October of 2016 with the release of their politically-charged single “Locker Room Talk,” a song referencing the crude, prurient speak of the current president. Most recently, fans have been enjoying the inspiring track “Love Is Mystical,” the first single off their fresh album L.A. Divine, out April 7th.
Hailing from upstate New York, this crew of indie rockers has a distinct sound that fuses unforgettable power pop with synth-heavy electronic rhythms. They first rose to prominence with “Dangerous,” am eerily infectious single spawned from a collaboration with Big Data. Joywave was cemented as a mainstay in the multi-genre sphere of indie-electronica with 2014’s How Do You Feel?, featuring their YouTube sensations “Somebody New,” an undulating, peppy number, and “Tongues ft. KOPPS,” a relentlessly catchy, melodic modern opus. The five members of Joywave continue to blaze new e-trails; the 2016 release Swish contains a reworked version of the hit “Destruction,” a haunting, metal-laced ballad (check out the ironically hilarious accompanying video).