It’s no secret that Young the Giant is one of my favorite LA based bands, so when I saw that they’d released a video to accompany their song “Cough Syrup,” I couldn’t press play fast enough! The song is off the band’s self-titled full-length, which saw a January 2011 physical release, and is just one of the many amazing tracks on the album.

The video features the band performing at an indoor pool complex, not unlike the one at your local YMCA, and I could almost smell the chlorine while watching the video. My sense of sight was also engaged while by every glistening drop of water and speckle of colorful glitter director Petro made use of in the high-def version of the video (embedded below). Oh, and did I mention lead singer Sameer Gadhia‘s soulful, puppy dog eyes, which are in full effect right around the 4-minute mark? Yeah, those look nice in high-def too.

Overall, it’s a gorgeous visual accompaniment to an already stunning song. Check it out below, and be sure to catch the band when they hit the Hollywood Bowl in October with Incubus (full tour dates below)!

Young the Giant Tour Dates:

07/01 – WBRU Summer Concert Series – Providence, RI
07/02 – Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party – Philadelphia, PA
07/05 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
07/19 – London Music Hall – London, ON, Canada
07/20 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON, Canada
07/23 – Java Rockin’ Land Festival – Jakarta, Indonesia
07/24 – Java Rockin’ Land Festival – Jakarta, Indonesia
07/31 – Splendour In The Grass – Woodford, Australia
08/02 – Corner Hotel w/ Grouplove – Melbourne, Australia
08/03 – Oxford Art Factory w/ Grouplove – Sydney Nsw, Australia
08/05 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
08/18 – Pukkelpop – Kiewit, Belgium
08/19 – Noorderzon 2011 – Olland, Netherlands
08/26 – Rock en Seine – Domaine National De Saint-Cloud, France
08/27 – Reading Festival – Reading, United Kingdom
08/28 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, United Kingdom
08/30 – Promowest Pavilion – Columbus, OH *
08/31 – STAGE AE – Pittsburgh, PA *
09/01 – SPAC – Saratoga Springs, NY *
09/03 – Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY *
09/04 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel Twp, NJ *
09/07 – Mohegan Sun Casino – Uncasville, CT *
09/09 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA *
09/10 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ *
09/11 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD *
09/13 – Virginia Beach Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA *
09/16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC *
09/17 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
09/18 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL *
09/20 – Bayfront Park – Miami, FL *
09/22 – The Social – Orlando, FL
09/23 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL
09/25 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
09/28 – The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
09/29 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX *
09/30 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX *
10/01 – The Backyard – Austin, TX *
10/05 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ *
10/07 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA *
10/08 – The Joint at the Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV *
10/09 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA *
10/12 – Vogue – Vancouver, BC
10/14 – Macewan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
10/15 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB

* w/ Incubus

For more info on Young the Giant:

Official Site