Young the Giant announced a tour earlier in the year to accompany their August release of their third album Home of the Strange. On September 18th, the Orange County quintet landed in Boston with a killer set of old and new tunes playing nearly 20 songs over the course of two hours. Our first encounter with Young the Giant was back in 2011 at a Jimmy Kimmel Live show and the attraction to the bands thoroughly-developed, mammoth live sound was the immediate draw. DYFO has since attended Young the Giant both at indoor and outdoor venues between Massachusetts, Tennessee, and California. The band has only grown more and more into their live sound (which easily tops their studio recordings, in our opinion) which is reflected stupendously in any size arena, with singer Sameer Gadhia’s astounding vocals leading the charge.
Don Broco resurfaced recently as their second album Automatic was released in August of this year. I stumbled upon ‘Automatic,’ the albums title track, in Madden 16 which released right around the time of the album. For those unfamiliar, Don Broco is an alternative rock band from Bedford, England, that first emerged on the scene in 2008. After a series of name changes and a new bass player they released their debut in 2012 titled Priorities.
Looks like Madden is trying to keep up with FIFA in the soundtrack space, where I’ve previously found bands like Imagine Dragons, The 1975 and Walk the Moon.
Give them a listen!