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Young the Giant is an alternative rock band which formed in Irvine, California, United States in 2004. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia (vocals, percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and François Comtois (drums). According to the My Body Songfacts, the band's name is purposefully nonsensical; Gadhia explained it as a "leftfield idea" meant to evoke curiosity. The band released their debut self-titled album on 25 January 2011, which was preceded by a digital-only release in October 2010. The first single, "My Body", reached #5 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and a second single, "Cough Syrup" reached #3 on the same chart. Previously, the band went under the name "The Jakes". They released a 7 song EP, "Shake My Hand", in 2008, including 2 songs off of the current young the giant album. (Garands at Normandie & Cough Syrup). User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.