Monday, February 3, 2014

UPDATE: We've Known This for a Couple of Years- Kongos Hit the Charts..... (And Sign With Epic Records!)

UPDATE: Shortly after this post, Knogos posted on their Facebook page the have also signed with Epic Records......

Unfortunately I never got to see Kongos while I lived in PHX, but they have turned hard work, and some excellent songwriting into success-making the Billboard Charts.
Since I first heard them they struck me as a band that will be able to have a very unique type of success: They have the sweat-equity and songwriting of an Indie band, but some of their songs have a seriously accessible side as well. They are just as at home on our station as they would be in the closing credits of the next Lethal Weapon movie. Some people may think those things are mutually exclusive-I don 't.
Their is a distinctly African flavor to many of their tunes and a notable foreign twist to their American Roots-Rock infused eclectic sound. That is as close as I can come to describing them.....
You can check out their website here and the Billboard site below.
Having grown its fanbase through incessant touring – including a key opening slot for Linkin Park in South Africa in 2012 – sibling quintet Kongos make its Billboard chart debut, as "Come With Me Now" (Epic) soars onto Rock Airplay at No. 26 and Alternative Songs at No. 32. The band continues its torrid touring pace by opening for Airborne Toxic Event this month and will play the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., in June. 

Enjoy!, Cheers, C.

This is them making DTPHX look as cool as it should.....

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