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Video Premiere: Young The Giant - "West Virginia"

January 27, 2012  |  11:30am

Southern California-based Young the Giant have been working hard since releasing their self-titled debut in 2010. They have toured with Minus the Bear and Incubus, played showcases at South By Southwest and performed at festivals like Atlanta’s Music Midtown. In addition to hitting the road nonstop their songs have climbed the charts thanks to performances on late night shows and their singles being featured in popular television.

The indie five-piece is well on their way, but they still take time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds them. Frontman Sameer Gadhia and the rest of the band recently filmed an acoustic music video their track “West Virginia” deep in a breathtaking canyon.

“Although it was one of our older front-runners for the last album, “West Virginia” never made it to the track list, B-side or regular for some reason,” Gadhia told us about the song. “Three years later, after hundreds of shows traveling through torrential downpours and catalytic snowstorms, we have decided to pick this virtually never before performed song to sing for all of you. In the heart of the Griffith canyons, in the acoustic brilliance of those chasms, we bring this song back to the life it never had.”

Watch Young the Giant’s video for “West Virginia” below and be sure to check out their headlining tour dates with Grouplove here.

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