There’s a new song of the week up in the site player. The Kings of Leon have been a mainstay in my musical diet since their first album, Youth and Young Manhood, which was about growing up. Now they are grown up, and their second album, Aha Shake Heartbreak, is about being grown up; they sing about fighting, loving, and yes, just fucking. That would be a rocker’s main diet.
However, don’t take Kings of Leon for the typical rock outfit, because they just aren’t. They’re unique, in sound, lyrics, and style. This is evident when you hear Taper Jean Girl, a catchy blend of rock and hick attitude that is addictive as you listen, even if the lyrics may catch you by surprise. Don’t be mistaken, this is a band singing from the male point of view, and they sing for men who understands that.