September 10, 2010

U.S. Royalty are back. They have a new song available and they’re giving it away for free via there website. It’s the first single from their forthcoming debut LP Mirrors due out over the next couple of months. The song also serves as the backdrop for the Fall/Winter campaign for GANT Rugger. It’s the perfect entry song into Fall, complete with folky acoustic guitar and layered visceral vocal harmonies while maintaining USR’s unique rock sound.

Video of GANT Rugger advertisement w/ song after the jump.

MP3: U.S. Royalty – “Equestrian”

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Just Keep it Cool Baby, I Don’t Wanna Know

July 7, 2010

I know I’m about, oh, a year and a half late to the U.S. Royalty party, but that’s not going to stop me from posting about a song that I literally cannot get out of my head. I downloaded “Keep it Cool” around the time that it was making it’s rounds on all the taste makers, but for some reason it just sat in my iTunes to rot. I hit up shuffle a few weeks back, and lo and behold, the Bo Flex (Yes Giantess) remix of “Keep it Cool” serenaded my ear drums, at which point I proceeded to listen to it, you know, about twenty times on repeat. The punchy drums, catchy-as-all-hell chorus, and warm synths reminiscent of Passion Pit, come together like Voltron to form my Summer jam of 2010, even if I am a year late.

I am particularly embarrassed because the band is centered in my hometown of D.C., and just played at my favorite venue (U St. Music Hall) and I missed it. For shame.

MP3: US Royalty – “Keep it Cool (Bo Flex Giantess Remix)”