Kings of Leon: DoTM

Kings of Leon are a rock band that formed in 1999 in Tennessee. 2 of the members, Nathan and Caleb are brothers, while the other two, Matthew and Jared are their cousins. Nathan and Caleb are the sons of a Pentecostal preacher, Leon. Nathan and Matthew were both born in Oklahoma City.

Personally, their earlier stuff (pre-Aha Shake Heartbreak) leaves a little bit to be desired but gradually I start liking their stuff better as they progress in albums. In a strange way, musically, they remind me just a tad bit like U2.

When you look at these guys in some of their videos they kind of look like they just left the Allman Brothers Band.

Here are some links where you can read about them:

Kings of Leon official website
Kings of Leon Wiki page

DISCOGRAPHY

Holy Roller Novocaine
Released in February 2003 by RCA Records.
Produced by Ethan Johns.
Band lineup:
Caleb Followill – vocals, guitar; Nathan Followill – drums; Jared Followill – bass; Matthew Followill – guitar.
Tracks: 5

What I Saw
Released in May 2003 by BMG.
Produced by Angelo Petraglia and Ethan Johns.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 3

Youth and Young Manhood
Released in July 2003 in the UK and in August 2003 in the US by RCA/HandMeDown Records.
Produced by Ethan Johns.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
“Red Morning Light” “Mollys Chambers” “Wasted Time” and “California Waiting”
Charts:
#113 on the Billboard 200
#3 on the UK Albums chart

Aha Shake Heartbreak
Released in November 2004 in the UK and in February 2005 in the US by RCA/HandMeDown.
Produced by Ethan Johns.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
“The Bucket” “Four Kicks” and “King of the Rodeo”
Charts:
#25 on the BB 200 and #3 on the UK Albums chart.

Day Old Belgian Blues
Released in June 2006 by RCA.
Produced by Stef Van Alsenoy and Greg Calbi.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 6

Because of the Times
Released in March 2007 in Ireland, April 2007 in the UK and the US by HandMeDown/RCA.
Produced by Ethan Johns and Angelo Petraglia.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
“On Call” “Fans” and “Charmer”
Charts:
#25 on the BB 200, #1 on the UK Albums chart, and #1 on the Irish Albums chart.
This album was #6 on NMEs Top Albums of 2007 and #31 on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2007.

Only by the Night
Released in September 2008 by RCA.
Produced by Angelo Petraglia and Jacquire King.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
“Sex on Fire” “Use Somebody” “Revelry” “Notion” and “Crawl”
Charts:
#4 on the BB 200, and #1 on the Album charts in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, and New Zealand.
In 2009, this album got a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album (it lost to Coldplay’s Viva La Vida) and “Sex on Fire” won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.
In January 2010, the song “Use Somebody” from this album won the Grammy for Record of the Year, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.

Come Around Sundown
Scheduled for release in October 2010 by RCA.
Produced by Angelo Petraglia and Jacquire King.
No lineup changes.
Tracks (tentative): 13
Singles:
The only one that has been released is “Radioactive”

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