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Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown Premature Evaluation

What makes a good Kings Of Leon album? A bad one? When a band exists in certain circles as an opportunity for “Use Somebody” jokes and toilet humor, it’s unclear what they’d need to do musically to shift the frequency. Much of the derision Kings Of Leon face is based on the Followills and their… More »

By: Stereogum / October 8, 2010 - 11:39 am

Kings Of Leon Need Separate Toilets

Racist or not, the biggest bummer about “Radioactive” was that it wasn’t exactly the return to early KOL that you had hoped for. As one person commented, “I’m beginning to feel like all the badassery and sweet riffs from their first two was just a calculated image that I fell for… and I don’t like… More »

By: jessica / September 16, 2010 - 3:37 pm

Welcome Back Kings Of Leon With 15 Covers Of “Use Somebody”

Kings Of Leon released a new single and video this week and dozens (dozens!) of you lurkers stepped up to discuss it. KoL has become an increasingly hot button act on this site as we’ve witnessed the Followills become a parody of themselves (see: the hipster clothing line, drunken interviews, “Sex On Fire”). But while… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 9, 2010 - 5:06 pm

Kings Of Leon – “Radioactive” Video

The lead single from their upcoming album Come Around Sundown has a gospel feel to its chorus. So its video shows the Tennessee band hanging out, barbecuing, and singing with a group of school-age black children. Depending on your mood this’ll feel either totally heartwarming or totally contrived. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 8, 2010 - 9:35 am

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock space,” especially with Further (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) and the Strokes headlining on Saturday. According to our photographer Graeme Flegenheimer there was a hippie/hipster divide… More »

By: jessica / August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Bonnaroo 2010: Friday In Photos & Videos

We’re live tweeting and shooting everything ‘Roo at Here’s the best of Friday… More »

By: Erika / June 12, 2010 - 7:09 pm

Outside Lands 2010 Lineup

Last year Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys headlined San Fransisco’s second Outside Lands festival. This year’s lineup also tries to fit between a jam and a rock space. Case in point: Saturday’s headliner is Furthur (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh), with The Strokes (further cashing in), and… More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2010 - 2:23 pm

More Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Rumors: Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder

Add Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, and Kings Of Leon to the previously speculated Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Lips Covering Floyd. The new names aren’t confirmed, but likely. Full lineup Tuesday. More »

By: brandon / February 4, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Kidz Bop Do Death Cab, Kings Of Leon

Kidz Bop, the long-running compilation series with a special knack for coaxing stage-children into singing inappropriate lyrics is usually at least creepy if not the worst. Occasionally it births priceless moments in indie rock LOLs, though, which brings us to Vol. 17, which has the children lining up to cheerily chant Lady Gaga (“Bad Romance”),… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2010 - 10:27 am

Julian Casablancas/Tanlines/Telepathe @ Terminal 5, NYC 1/14/10

“Let’s hear it for New Yoooooork.” Early on in Julian’s set at Terminal 5 last night, the first of a pair at that Hell’s Kitchen hellhole, he began paying props to Alicia Keys’s performance on SNL. “Both songs,” he said, but it was “Empire State Of Mind” he kept teasing. It was the solo Stroke’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 15, 2010 - 2:02 am

Kings Of Leon Launch Hipster Clothing Collection

For those who can’t attract the sort of woman that can set their sexual organ on fire: ever think that’s ’cause your bandanas don’t cost $100? Welcome to the KoL fashion line, men. Dreams = just came true. (Thanks for the tip, Jeff)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Thurston Moore Talks Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl returns 9/14, but you knew that because you love Gossip Girl and reading about Gossip Girl on blogs. (Season 3 spoilers here.) Thurston Moore also loves Gossip Girl. Last month we reported that an upcoming episode features Sonic Youth playing “Starpower” at a party for Rufus and Lily, the world’s best parents. Thursto… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 3, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Kings Of Leon Remix Album Features Lykke Li, Justin Timberlake

Their looks may have become a problem (or at least the envy of Chris Martin and Thom Yorke), but KoL’s songs still speak to many, including Pharrell, Mark Ronson, Linkin Park, JT, and Ms. Li, all of whom remix the band on a forthcoming LP. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 26, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren’t talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren’t in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would’ve been a shame. It was oppressive at times, but despite — or as these things go, perhaps because of — the inclement weather conditions (APW-styled rain Friday, sweltering heat and humidity the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm

New Kings Of Leon Video – “Notion”

Chances are you either hate Kings Of Leon, or you were born in the UK. Wherever you’re from, the Followill clan clearly are good enough in the studio to capture the imagination of discerning lovelies like Lykke Li and Natasha Khan; it’s the making a video that isn’t a nightmare factory that’s been the hard… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2009 - 12:51 pm

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they’ve shared nothing but raves for this year’s festival, from the Gorge’s breathtaking views to this year’s fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009 - 9:25 am

Lykke Li Covers Kings Of Leon In A Snuggie

Kings Of Leon covers, are they the new Britney covers? Well, no, because there is no irony implied by these Followill followers. Europeans take the boys very seriously. Lykke’s interpretation of Because Of The Times’ renegade parenting anthem first surfaced online last fall as a mashup of sorts, titled “Knocked Up (Rodeo Remix).” But the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2009 - 3:25 pm

Bat For Lashes Covers Kings Of Leon

No matter how much people on this side of the Atlantic adore Kings Of Leon (debatable), they should know that Europeans hear the band very differently. It’s one thing to like the Followills, but it’s quite another to like the Followills in a climate where little local artists like Coldplay and Radiohead pointedly praise their… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2009 - 9:58 am

Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction Headlining Lollapalooza 2009

The Chicago Tribune has confirmed Lolla’s big three anchors at the fest going down August 7-9 in Chicago’s Grant Park. If only it was 1990 this year. (UPDATE: Kings Of Leon, too.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2009 - 4:03 pm

The 2009 BRIT Awards Looked Like This

Tonight the British music industry packaged their self-image for all to YouTube. The nominations were very Duffy with a side of Coldplay, and Duffy wound up being the main dish, but poor Chris Martin & Band couldn’t follow their three-statue Grammy night with even a single award from their four nominations. Instead it’s [SPOILER] King… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2009 - 6:25 pm