We’re doing an interview with their Bradenton Florida band this week and while we usually don’t say things like this about a band we haven’t met yet, we really have enjoyed their advance cd.
Our favorite track is #3 Check Yes Juliet while the band has filmed a video already for Skyway Avenue. Their cd is really full of hits!
Their cd will drop on October 2They will be on a national Tour With Boys Like Girls starting on September 30From their press release: We The Kings, an alternative pop-rock band from Bradenton Florida are gearing up for the release of their self-titled CD, which is due out on October 2 (S-Curve Records).
In addition to a strong presence on MySpace, earlier this year the band topped Purevolume.com’s charts.Ranging in ages from 18-22, Travis Clark (vocals/guitar), Hunter Thomsen (guitar, backing vocals), Drew Thomsen (bass) and Danny Duncan (drums), took their name from King Middle School, where all four band members attended.In 2007, the band inked a deal with S-Curve Records and went into the studio to create their debut album. The album was produced by S*A*M and Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship) and mixed by Lou Giordano (Plain White T’s, Taking Back Sunday) and Tom Lord-Alge (Fall Out Boy, Blink-182).
On their debut, the Florida natives embrace their upbringing showing all sorts of love for Bradenton on their self-titled disc. Songs such as “Skyway Avenue,” August Is Over,” and “This Is Our Town” speak directly to Bradenton locales and the culture of the resort community. Guitarist Hunter Thomsen even proudly sports a tattoo of the Sunshine State on his chest.“We really just wanted to reflect on how much our hometown means to us, how it sculpted us and, even beyond the band, how long we’ve all been together,” says singer/guitarist/songwriter Travis Clark.
The band are currently touring with Valenica, and later this month they will hit the road with Boys Like Girls, and All Time Low.