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Young Giant to play Willowow on Saturday | Entertainment

O’Hara Thorn

Ten years ago, the newly minted Young the Giant burst onto the music scene with their self-titled debut album. At the time, Amazon.com named the album the third best rock album of 2010. With “Cough Syrup”, “My Body” and “I Got”, the band’s new album is their most commercially successful to date. But classic songs never die, and Cough Syrup is making a resurgence on local FM stations.

Although Young the Giant’s second album, Mind over Matter, was not widely acclaimed, the New York Times nonetheless suggested that the album was “an edgy, electric album that combines The Cure’s composure with arena mentality”. say, Muse (albeit without the mechanical air of this group).” This is a good description of the first single from the album “It’s About Time”. Unlike the pop forward “Cough Syrup”, “It’s About Time” took on a decidedly heavier tone. Think heavy drums and synth vocals.

Their latest album, Mirror Master, marked a return to the band’s pop-rock roots. Judging by 10 million views on YouTube, the second single from the album “Superposition” seems to have resonated with fans.

On the verge of shelling out $55 for an outdoor show? Maybe this will convince you. The forecast is 70+ degrees Fahrenheit and Alaska favorite Medium Build will kick off the festivities.

Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.com and the doors to Williwaw (609 F Street) open at 5:00 pm.

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