The powerhouse that is Young The Giant will be taking over the Palace Theatre on Sunday, February 24th.
The fourth album from Young the Giant, Mirror Master is a layered meditation on identity in modern life, an emotionally charged look at the dangers of illusion and possibilities of freedom. “Within one single day, we’re all so many different people,” says Gadhia, lead vocalist for the L.A.-based band. “Especially with the use of social media, we’re not just living in the now—we’re living on several different timelines simultaneously. At a time when everyone wants to put each other in a box—culturally, socially, musically—we wanted to show that there are a multitude of reflections inside everything. We don’t have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are.”
Although Mirror Master was partly informed by recent life events like the marriages of several band members—and the ensuing urge to look both inward and toward the future—the album’s introspective depth also stems from some very deliberate self-examination in their songwriting. “It’s easy to hide behind the platitudes that generations of rock & roll music have laid out for us,” says Gadhia. “Hip-hop has done a good job of separating from those platitudes and being more real, and that’s what we’re trying to do too: be true to ourselves, and know that there are people out there who want to see that honesty in our music.”
With the release of Mirror Master, Young the Giant hope to offer not only unfettered honesty, but the inspiration and encouragement to help listeners take charge of their own narratives. “Even though it may all be an illusion, there’s solace in that illusion,” Gadhia says. “Because if you have control of anything at all, it’s your own reflection, how you treat people and how you walk through this life. Don’t let people feed you what they want you to think. Do what makes you happy, and realize and that all is good and all is horrible and everything else in between.”
Sure Sure will be opening up the show. Sure Sure is an experimental pop band from Los Angeles, California. The highly collaborative group, composed of Chris Beachy (keyboardist, singer), Charlie Glick (guitarist, singer), Kevin Farzad (drums, percussion) and Michael Coleman (producer), has been releasing music since 2014. Perched on a hill in Highland Park, they’ve converted their house into a studio — a myriad of instruments positioned throughout the first floor, with cables snaking up the walls to the recording console upstairs.
Sure Sure’s recordings and infectious live show have quickly solidified them as one of the most exciting up and coming bands in LA. Their sound is characterized by a glowing warmth, ear-worm melodies, and driving rhythms, like if the Talking Heads, Tame Impala and Steely Dan raised their love child together under the California sun. Ever since their 2016 single “New Biome” caught fire on Spotify, the band has been garnering a rapidly expanding audience.
Tickets are still available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
Feb.12 — Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
Feb. 14 — Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
Feb. 15 — Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Feb. 16 — Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
Feb.17 — Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Feb. 19 — Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
Feb. 20 — Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
Feb. 21– West Lafayette, IN @ Purdue University, Elliot Hall of Music
Feb.23 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Feb. 24 — St. Paul, MN @Palace Theatre
Feb. 26 — Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Feb. 27 — Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
March 1 — Edmonton, Alberta @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
March 2 — Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
March 4 — Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
March 6 — Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
March 7 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
March 8 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
March 9 — Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater