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First Look | U.S. Royalty “Every Summer” Video

Aug 18th, 2009 | Categories: Music, Video | by Michael Williams

ACL’s favorite band U.S. Royalty teamed up with some downtown New York director kid named Jake Davis (never heard of him), on one helluva cool video for the group’s anthem (“banger” as my buddy Jeff likes to say) “Every Summer.” In true Jake Davis form, the video captures the raw energy of one of U.S. Royalty’s live performances. The fellas were kind enough to send over the sneak peek, first look, advance link whatever you want to call it. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I love it when good things come together. If you don’t own the record and haven’t seen these guys live you are missing out. Link: U.S. Royalty

Comments: 23

23 Comments to “First Look | U.S. Royalty “Every Summer” Video”

  1. Ban Hoffman
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 9:02 AM

    Great band, Great video. Expecting big things from this band.

  2. tristan
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 10:37 AM

    Zach Galifianakis!

  3. alexander
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 11:36 AM

    Sorry, but this band is pretty dreadful…

  4. julie
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 11:39 AM

    oy. I’m officially over the hipster bullshit.

  5. DavidH
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 12:08 PM

    God bless flying embers

  6. hans
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 12:42 PM

    i love u.s. royalty! the band is awesome, as is the video.

    ..and i’m not being biased, because i’m not even hipster.

  7. jon
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 1:12 PM

    I think calling things ‘hipster’ in derision is the ultimate hipster move, no?

  8. OMAR
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 2:43 PM

    you cant stop genius…if this is hipster, then hipster’s fucking rule you retard!

  9. James
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 3:27 PM

    I’ve seen them live and they put on a crazy nice show.

  10. Memphis88
    on Aug 18th, 2009
    @ 3:28 PM

    I wouldn’t consider U.S. Royalty hipster. I like U.S. Royalty. I hate hipsters.

  11. Joey
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 9:29 AM

    US Royalty, good friends happy to see how far they have come in such a short time. easily would say they are not hipsters, they’re a bunch of just dudes

  12. brock
    on Aug 19th, 2009
    @ 7:27 PM

    this is the first time i heard this band. they have a really solid sound. is 8/25 when the album hits stores? i want to listen to more!

  13. christian
    on Aug 20th, 2009
    @ 9:57 AM

    Great band.

  14. bradford
    on Aug 20th, 2009
    @ 10:23 PM

    I dunno, I’m not the biggest fan, but this is the first time I’m encountering them. It’s funny I was just listening to The Temper Trap (just downloaded it, not sure if anyone else does) and I paused it to listen to this video. If I were to compare the 2, I’d say TTT is miles ahead…I think the leads voice is killer.

  15. Emjee
    on Aug 21st, 2009
    @ 8:56 AM

    Not crazy about the band, suppose they’re ok. The video on the other hand is unequivocally mediocre.

  16. tomcat
    on Aug 21st, 2009
    @ 8:56 AM

    boooooooring. a rare lapse in taste from acl.

  17. GrayZ
    on Aug 21st, 2009
    @ 10:59 AM

    how do i buy or download this song? can’t seem to find it.

  18. Bill
    on Aug 21st, 2009
    @ 5:24 PM

    Yea, this is super mediocre. I think real punk rockers need to come back and eat people like this for lunch.

  19. tomcat
    on Aug 25th, 2009
    @ 12:05 PM


  20. nps
    on Aug 26th, 2009
    @ 12:45 AM

    the boys are all great. hipsters? who gives a fuck.

    the guys are fantastic musicians and the singer has an awesome voice. heard john singing while washing dishes without music playing along and he still has talent. i’ve also had the pleasure of seeing these guys perform and they give a killer live show. i’m a fan of this song. punk rock? i’m a fan. the temper trap? love em (especially their hit on the 500 days of summer soundtrack), but totally different genre of music. can’t compare US Royalty to these other bands because it’s a whole different game. they’re a great band and a band with great people. LOVE IT.

  21. Eric Channing Brewer
    on Aug 26th, 2009
    @ 9:52 AM

    These guys are from my hometown (D.C.) and they put on a good live show. If you are unimpressed with the video but like the genre, try to see them live. The video doesn’t do a great job of capturing lead singer John Thornley’s on stage energy but it’s nice enough for something I’m sure was shot on a low budget.

    They have only been around for a short while. Why are there expecations for a band to be awesome before it drops it’s first album? What’s wrong with giving them a chance?

  22. m
    on Sep 25th, 2009
    @ 1:42 PM

    ugggghh, the unmotivated camera moves and intentionally bad follow focus in this video make me queasy.

  23. dr.s
    on Nov 6th, 2009
    @ 11:08 PM

    wow, these guys sound great!