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Young the Giant is an alternative rock band which formed in Irvine, California, United States in 2004. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia (vocals, percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and François Comtois (drums). The band formed under the name The Jakes in 2004, and their current lineup was in place by 2008. The band signed to Roadrunner Records in August 2009 and changed their name from “The Jakes” to “Young the Giant” in December 2009. The band released their debut self-titled album on 25 January 2011, which was preceded by a digital-only release in October 2010. The first single, “My Body”, reached #5 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and a second single, “Cough Syrup” reached #20 on the same chart. They are currently on tour opening for Incubus, and just performed at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.