How's this for a Thursday treat? We've teamed up with the lovely people over in Warner Music to bring you an exclusive stream of Young The Giant's hugely anticipated second record 'Mind Over Matter'. Scroll down and get clickin'.
Produced by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, 'Mind Over Matter' follows Young The Giant's self-titled breakthrough 2010 debut which proved a milestone for the Southern California-based band, earning them widespread acclaim, massive media attention, and an ever-growing fan following.
Their first record drew reams of critical celebration, with The Wall Street Journal hailing it as "a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies." The New Yorker praised its "catchy vocals, big guitars, and dramatic buildups to bridled outpourings of emotion," while SPIN noted "with its explosive blend of martial rhythms, dive-bomb guitar chords, and lead singer Sameer Gadia’s emphatic falsetto-to-bellow vocals, Young The Giant’s breakthrough single ‘My Body,’ sounds like the work of a band born to rattle rafters."
If that wasn't enough, none other than Morrissey enthused about the fivepiece, saying, "I could break down with happiness at the new debut CD by Young The Giant. It is the whole thing... It is the perfect tone... and Sameer's voice is unbreakable. If there is any justice in the world (and we all know there isn't) Young The Giant will own most of it... Every three thousand years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith."
Hey, if it's good enough for Moz...
The album is released tomorrow, Friday July 11th. You can purchase/pre-order Mind Over Matter right here.
EDIT: The free stream has ended! Thanks for listening :)