Album of the Day
Mind Over Matter
Formerly known as the Jakes, Young The Giant followed an attention-getting debut with the equally distinctive MIND OVER MATTER on Fueled by Ramen in 2014. The Irvine, CA quintet turned to Grammy nominee Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83) to produce their sophomore set, and the result was described by The New York Times as “a sharp, electric album that has the cool reserve of the Cure matched with the arena mind-set of, say, Muse.” The baker's dozen originals include such ace songs as “Crystallized,” “ “It's About Time” and the title track (which is currently trending on TikTok), and Sameer Gadhia and company deliver committed performances throughout. A step forward that won't alienate fans of Young The Giant's first release, MIND OVER MATTER offers further reason to keep these indie rockers on your radar.