Roadrunner newcomers Young the Giant hail from the Southern California region, so it's no surprise they've got some local attention on their hands in the form of The OC's Modern Luxury Magazine!

Writes Modern Luxury, "You may know them as The Jakes, but after a legal scuffle, they've resurfaced as the fist-pumping indie rockers with the jolly moniker. The Newport Beach band's 2009 EP Shame My Hand's pop hooks and vocal verve wn them an opening spot for Kings of Leon last summer and their summer-inspired album, produced by Grammy winnder Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, The Shins) debuts soon."

Listen to a work in progress from the band here, and stay tuned for more on the quintet as they continue recording their full length record with Joe Chiccarelli.