June 11, 2010

Kings Go Forth and rock


When this song starts thrumming and skittering all retro-awesome, like a Seventies theme song for a badass soul singer who fights crime at night, I just can’t help but start tapping my toes.

This is the perfect soundtrack for a Friday evening in June, still light out at 9pm, beers on the patio. At least that’s what I have planned for my next few hours.

One Day – Kings Go Forth

Kings Go Forth were a recent recommendation to me, and you absolutely shant believe me when I tell you they are from Milwaukee and are making music now, not forty years ago. If I didn’t know how to google, I’d bet money that this was something the Numero Group guys had dug up from a dusty crate somewhere and reissued.

They’re a ten piece band with three lead singers (one named Black Wolf), and are out on David Byrne’s fantastic Luaka Bop world music label. They fairly incinerate my speakers. Their album cover was designed by the imaginary soul superstar Mingering Mike, and is available now.


Listen to more of their songs here.

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  • Summer just got hotter – that is one fun track! It’s only missing a cameo by Starsky & Huggy Bear…I’m gonna string it in with Jackie Mittoo, The Heavy and Culver City Dub Collective for my own back porch adult beverage soundtrack.

    jimbo — June 11, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

  • I got this album a week or so ago. It’s definitely good stuff.

    Adrian — June 12, 2010 @ 1:35 am

  • Interesting. First listen i didn’t like it, second listen i was doing something else, and i realized its just kinda good background, chilling music, kinda like your description suggests. haha Cheers!

    Josh — June 12, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

  • Hey Heather,
    thanks for sharing this. I immediately bought this album via itunes.

    continue your website…much appreciated!

    Maarten — June 13, 2010 @ 11:51 am

  • Surprised there haven’t been more comments about this one.

    This album is way out in front for my album of the summer.

    szg — June 14, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

  • Just read on my way to work this morning a very brief write-up on Andy Noble (founding bassist) in Talk of the Town section of the recent New Yorker.

    Vanessa — June 15, 2010 @ 9:19 am

  • [...] >> I am Fuel You Are Friends picks up on the pure excellence that is Kings Go forth. [...]

    Tracklist: Supergrass, Winehouse, MGMT, DMB, SMB, Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, Michaelson and Katy Perry | atlanta.rssible.com — June 15, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  • Love the track, but also love the pic with “The Intimidator” Dale Earnhardt’s car above the boarded up store front.

    james — June 16, 2010 @ 8:59 am

  • good eye!

    browneheather — June 16, 2010 @ 9:02 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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