California indie rock quintet Younger the Large shall be wrapping up their expansive North American summer season tour, which began in late Might, with a third-to-last gig at San Diego State College’s Cal Coast Credit score Union Open Air Amphitheater on Sunday.
As an added deal with, German electro-pop duo Milky Probability, which doesn’t usually tour the States, joins the lineup.
The band — comprised of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Francois Comtois (drums) and Payam Doostzadeh (bass) — is touring on their newest album, American Bollywood. An adventurous departure for the group, the album was co-produced by John Hill (Khalid, Phantogram) and tells the multi-generational story of American immigrants through Gadhia‘s Indian heritage.
The 16-song album, initially launched as 4 separate EPs, is split into 4 acts, every reflecting a second in Gadhia’s lineage: his “grandparents within the previous world (‘Origins’), his mother and father discovering themselves strangers in a brand new world (‘Exile’), his combat to keep up his tradition whereas additionally making an attempt to slot in (‘Battle’) and eventually, reconciliation and transcendence for future generations (‘Denouement’).”
However, as Gadhia shares, this isn’t his narrative alone. “This isn’t simply the story of an Indian American caught in between two worlds; it’s additionally our common search to search out which means in chaos.”
Matching the thematic, Jap sounds permeate American Bollywood, the band’s fifth album — from the rhythmic drums of the title monitor and swirling sitar on “Dancing within the Rain” to the ethereal vocals and tablas on “Insomnia” and hypnotic harmonium in “Guardian Angel.”
Irvine-based Younger the Large initially shaped in 2004 as The Jakes whereas band members had been nonetheless in highschool. 5 years later, with a unique lineup and new title, the band was opening for Kings of Leon and beginning to present up on competition phases.
Their eponymously titled debut LP, launched in 2010, instantly put Younger the Large on the map, yielding a pair of top-five hits in “My Physique” and “Cough Syrup.” From 2014 to 2018, the band launched three albums — Thoughts Over Matter, House of the Unusual and Mirror Grasp – yielding quite a few alt-rock hits, together with “It’s About Time,” “One thing To Consider In” and “Superposition.”
The high-energy group has since turn into a staple at music festivals, with appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin Metropolis Limits, Lollapalooza, and final yr’s Wonderfront Music & Arts Competition in San Diego, the place they delivered a spirited set and talked about not too long ago changing into fathers.
The American Bollywood tour is alleged to be a visible expertise, using video screens to assist talk the storyline and make concertgoers really feel like they’re watching a play. To create a seamless setlist, the band has discovered pure properties for older catalog songs inside the four-act construction.
Tickets to Younger the Large with Milky Probability, and particular visitors TALK and Rosa Linn, could be bought right here. Moreover, followers should buy VIP packages that embody premium tickets, early venue entry and merch purchasing, a non-public pre-show efficiency and Q&A with Younger the Large, and unique band-signed poster.
Donovan Roche has coated the world of music and leisure for greater than 30 years.