"My advice for a younger band: Open up a good line of communication with your buddies that are in a band," Young the Giant guitarist Eric Cannata said. "Unless they're not your buddies and then my advice would be just stop doing it, make a band with some buddies."
Cannata speaks from experience, of course, as one of the Irvine, California, rock band's founding members.
Earlier this year, the quintet embarked on their Home of the Strange tour in support of their latest album of the same name, making stops across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Dallas and Detroit, before traveling to New York City to mark their debut at the famed Radio City Music Hall back in September.
"It's one of the two kind of pillars of this tour for us, symbolically," drummer Francois Comtois told Billboard about headlining the iconic venue. "It's kind of on the bucket list."
Thank you NYC for making our night @radiocitymusichall one to never forget. This goes out to all the people that have believed in our crazy dream since CMJ and Pianos. Who let us crash on their floors and eat their leftovers. We love you. --@danieltopete
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The "Cough Syrup" rockers were tucked away on their tour bus, Moonbeam, and gave Billboard a look inside at the vehicle that has transported the band through multiple national tours.
"Right now what we do is the tour bus thing, the distances are too long to do the van and trailer anymore," Comtois says.
The Patch House, which has two locations in Brooklyn and Los Angeles supports artists by providing a fully functional home as an alternative to hotels and tour buses -- a welcome reprise from tour life.
"When your on the road, beds usually mean hotels so to have an opportunity to sleep at The Patch House in a real bed, in a real house is rare and it's much appreciated," bassist Payam Doostzadeh said.
The band recently announced additional dates for the Home of the Strange tour, which will continue up until March 2017, offering a further opportunity for them to share the music they say is their most realized yet. And as children of immigrants, it's an opportunity to share their vantage of the country they've been touring.
"I think this record, more than ever, we felt very free to do what we wanted to do," singer Sameer Gadhia chimed in. "At the end of the day, our perspective on the world is a little bit different and it makes it a more personal story."
Watch Young the Giant talk about tour life and their album Home of the Strange here: