The Kingston Springs
Twenty minutes southwest of nashville you will find a town called Kingston Springs. Home to about 3,000 people where the only forms of entertainment are fishing and trips to Sonic. However recently people all over the world are now associating Kingston Springs with their new favorite band. Rocketing out that small town, The Kingston Springs have played high profile music festivals such as Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, and South by Southwest. With a mix of blues, rock-n-roll, surf, and straight up soul the band has an edgy but groovy feel that can only be described with a listen. Their debut, self titled album was released on Oct. 2nd. Keeping to their roots of a classic feel, the record was tracked straight to tape in Ian's, the lead singer's, family studio.
I was fortunate enough to hear them live at Nashville's Live on the Green. Listening to the record is one thing, but experiencing this band live is a whole different story. Their set was filled with rich vocal melodies, full bodied harmonica, and tasteful transitions between rhythmic rock-n-roll and a sexy soul groove. I was very impressed and can't wait for them to come to town again.
Make sure to buy the new record here
Also keep up with their tour schedule!
Weight of This World
Mumford & Sons new record 'Babel'
Today is the day that Mumford & Sons fans have been waiting for. Their sophomore album 'Babel' was finally released after gnawing anticipation. Following their multi-platinum album 'Sign No More' Mumford & Sons keep the folk-rock, fist pumping, anthem raising, and authentic sound that brought them to the top in the first place.
One thing I really enjoy about this album is how vulnerable it is. From Marcus' writing, to the bands chords and melodies, you as a listener can feel the depth of each song. In an interview with WRUF when asked about the development of the album they responded, "A lot of songs come together on the road and develop in front of an audience. That is a big side of our writing and our musicianship". They also spoke about how while cutting the record they really enjoyed focusing on capturing the tenderness and delicate moments of their songs. This focus is what I think gives Babel so much dynamic.
With this record Mumford & Sons has perfected their sound. The band has taken the time to fine tune each song while still maintaining the gritty emotion that distinguishes them. The record is full of big and thundering choruses as well as stunning four part harmonies. While listening to the record I was propelled into such a thought provoking journey that I had to hear it again and again. I have high hopes for this record littering charts and award shows.
Purchase Babel here.
Keep updated with Mumford & Sons on their website.
Edward Sharpe Unreleased Track!
Who loves some Edward Sharpe? Good me too! We have some great news!
Here you can listen to their unreleased track Give Me A Sign!
Give Me A Sign
Straight out of LA from 2007, this band is FANTASTIC. Mix up folk, indie, rock, and just plain hippie and out pops Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Lead singer Alex Ebert stumbled upon his counterpart, Jade Castrinos and decided to start a band. And obviously, they did quite a good job. The now 10-member band makes you want to stop what you're doing, jump up, and just start dancing. Personally, that's exactly what I look for in a band. In 2009, they toured with Mumford and Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show and were later featured on Emmett Malloy's documentary, "Big Easy Express". See a full list of tours at http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com/ or https://twitter.com/EdwardSharpe
Stream Band of Horses Mirage Rock
Band of Horses will be releasing their new album Mirage Rock on September 18th. However from now until the release date you can stream for free the whole record below via soundcloud. Mirage Rock was produced by Glyn John who has worked for acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. The Band of Horses last album, Infinite Arms, was extremely successful and was nominated for a Grammy. You can pre-order the album on Itunes.
Follow them on twitter @BandofHorses
Make sure to Pre-Order Mirage Rocks on ITunes
Kopecky Family Band
Hailing from my school Belmont University this fun loving 6 piece will sure catch your attention. The first way I can describe their sound is eccentric energy. Listening to the album you are immediately infected by the feeling they put into each and every song. On stage their enthusiasm is even more present. Like any large family they are far from boring, with each member having an array of instruments in their arsenal the bands live performance is huge. You will hear keyboard, drums, bass, electric guitar, cello, chains, trombone and an accordion! These guys are doing it right. With only one girl in the band lets hope she can keep the guys on track.
Yesterday they released the first track to their debut record. Click download to get the track free from Rolling Stone!
Howlin' at The Moon
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