Thursday, February 22


The brothers (and cousin) FOLLOWIL that make up Nashville's KINGS OF LEON will release their third full-length, BECAUSE OF THE TIMES, on April 5.
I'm generally not a fan of anything "blues-based," and I certainly could do without the whole genre of "Southern Rock." I'm also not sure what to make of the album's title, which apparently is named after a Pentecostal Church conference of ministers. These would be the folks that speak in tongues and writhe about like mental patients (or people experiencing a bad acid trip). I can only hope that the title is ironic or tongue-in-cheek in some way. The fact that the brothers' father (and uncle) was a Pentecostal preacher himself doesn't really do much to shed light on the subject. Could go either way. (Heaven? Hell?)
Of course, the music is what matters above all else around here -- songs that I like will always trump religions that I hate. (And I hate all of 'em, so don't be condemning me to hellfire, dear Pentecostal guests.) The songs below are about the only ones that I can recommend from this band, but I know they're big on the blogs, with critics, and with certain of their peers.
If you're of a mind to (or if the Lord commandeth it), you can pre-order BECAUSE OF THE TIMES [HERE].
KINGS OF LEON on the road (to Jerusalem?) >>>
Feb 22 2007 7:30P/Leas Cliff Hall/Folkestone
Feb 23 2007 7:30P/Norwich UEA/Norwich
Feb 24 2007 7:30P/Engine Shed/Lincoln
Feb 26 2007 7:30P/Astoria/London
Apr 14 2007 8:00/Oasis/Swindon
Apr 15 2007 8:00P/Pavilions/Plymouth
Apr 16 2007 8:00P/Empress Ballroom/Blackpool
Apr 18 2007 8:00P/Hammersmith Apollo/London

[MP3] "Ragoo"

[MP3] "True Love Way"
[MP3] [VID] "The Bucket" [from the LP AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK, 2005]


Brian said...

i love this band! i had the pleasure of listening to a leaked version of the album and its brilliant, i will make sure to send u a link

Anonymous said...

yup - truely awesome

Anonymous said...

I freaking love Kings of Leon and I am Pentecostal...and I am a christian and dang proud of it.

Anyways...the whole blues/southern rock is my thing all the way.

God Bless Caleb, Nathan, Matthew, and Jared! ;)