Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Night - The Band That You Should Be Listening To Right Now



In the Summer of 2003 I was visiting my boy Flanksteak and he said, "You gotta checkout this band that was on Jimmy Kimmel." The band was Kings of Leon. A few weeks later they released an EP and it was love at first listen. In August of 2003, Flanksteak, Vanwarmer and myself had the pleasure of seeing the Kings of Leon play at Lollapalooza. They walked on stage looking as if they had stepped out of a Dodge Van Time Machine from sometime in the mid 1970's and blew us all away with their mix of southern rock, classic rock and alternative goodness. The band consists of 3 sons of a preacher, the Followill brothers Nathan, Caleb, and Jared, and their cousin Matthew.

Since 2003 they have released one EP and four albums. Their most recent Only By the Night came out this past Tuesday and once again like the previous albums it does not disappoint.

Below are a few of their tunes, one from each album, starting from oldest to most recent. Be prepared to have your socks rocked off. Enjoy!








5 comments:

AB said...

LOVE these guys. Flanksteak is a brilliant music guy and it's nice to have someone I know who gives me the latest info on great new bands.

Oh and Marc W.

These guys had a prominence on my Zen a while ago, thanks for reminding me to put them back into the rotation.

Good call this week friend, good call.

Vanwarmer said...

I love the Kings. Allmusic.com calls them "The Southern Strokes" and "revivalist." Whatever they are, they make great tunes. Thanks, KG.

Rob said...

These guys have great memories for me... First there was the In the Venue which was a free show for me after leaving The Band of Horses show next door. Then there was my trip to Nashville where I happened by the Ryman Auditorium and got a ticket to their sold out show on the street (don't ask how unless you like midget Pr0n). I knew nobody there (except Biggayal was somewhere) but it was incredible. Good call I'm listening to KOL now.

flanksteak said...

This is your best selection yet. I look forward to attending the concert in Vegas next weekend. These guys are the new Neil Diamond.

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