Last night I headed out to Union Hall in Brooklyn to see one of my new favorite bands, U.S. Royalty. The Washington D.C. based group first appeared on my radar after I photographed the lead singer John Thornley at South by Southwest in Austin. Let me start this off by saying that I haven’t been this immediately drawn to a band in a long time – one listen and I was hooked. I wasn’t sure what to expect live, but twenty seconds into the set at Union Hall and the deal was done, these guys are good. John was dancing around, rocking the tambourine and the music flowed like the three dollar domestics. What else could one ask for on a Thursday night. The good news is, U.S. Royalty is doing it all over again tonight at Webster Hall. So you don’t have to take my word for it, go see for yourself. If you aren’t in NYC keep an eye out for these guys – worth the price for admission for sure. Two tracks from the band’s self titled EP and more images after the jump.
U.S. Royalty EP (iTMS Link)
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Dude … Love US Royalty. Every Summer is my favorite song. Did a hilarious shoot with them in some broke down kitchen for Mod Lux. http://tinyurl.com/ca3m46
Caught their Webster Hall show in Jan. Killed it. Great post.
I hate listening to new things but I like them.
Best band at sxsw this year!
I know what you mean about not being hooked on a band so instantly in a long time.
I had the same feeling at CMJ in NYC last fall (sxsw’s sister festival in NY). Only there it was Violens. They are based in NYC, so you should check out their show for sure.
Great stuff. thanks
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