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

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

    Ban Hoffmanon August 18, 2009 @ 9:02 AM:

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

    tristanon August 18, 2009 @ 10:37 AM:

    Zach Galifianakis!

    alexanderon August 18, 2009 @ 11:36 AM:

    Sorry, but this band is pretty dreadful…

    julieon August 18, 2009 @ 11:39 AM:

    oy. I’m officially over the hipster bullshit.

    DavidHon August 18, 2009 @ 12:08 PM:

    God bless flying embers

    hanson August 18, 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.

    jonon August 18, 2009 @ 1:12 PM:

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

    OMARon August 18, 2009 @ 2:43 PM:

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

    Jameson August 18, 2009 @ 3:27 PM:

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

    Memphis88on August 18, 2009 @ 3:28 PM:

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

    Joeyon August 19, 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

    brockon August 19, 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!

    christianon August 20, 2009 @ 9:57 AM:

    Great band.

    bradfordon August 20, 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.

    Emjeeon August 21, 2009 @ 8:56 AM:

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

    tomcaton August 21, 2009 @ 8:56 AM:

    boooooooring. a rare lapse in taste from acl.

    GrayZon August 21, 2009 @ 10:59 AM:

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

    Billon August 21, 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.

    tomcaton August 25, 2009 @ 12:05 PM:


    npson August 26, 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.

    Eric Channing Breweron August 26, 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?

    mon September 25, 2009 @ 1:42 PM:

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

    dr.son November 6, 2009 @ 11:08 PM:

    wow, these guys sound great!

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