YOUNG THE GIANT
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Don’t let the name change fool you. The new single by Young the Giant has every quality that defined the striking singles they cut as the Jakes--the pearly guitars, the psych-pop haze, the male-Nico vocals. Sure, the lyrics are a bit heavy, so it’s best to focus on the music on this one. It’s a fine tropical cocktail of sunshine and quirkiness. Just imagine if the dude who runs that beachside taco stand in Santa Cruz cut a single with those freaky hippie dudes on the far side of the beach and you’ll get an idea.