Thursday, June 6, 2013

Francis and the Lights drops a single...shit yeah!

A couple months before 5ivebruhs was launched three of the original contributors attended a concert that would change our lives forever.  This was the 2nd annual Roots Picnic in June of 2009.  Apart from seeing some unforgettable mainstage acts like TVOTR, Santigold, The Black Keys, Public Enemy, and of course The Roots it was one of the smaller acts in the adjacent tent that caught our attention.   Me, Optimus Negro and Bob George stumbled into the tent  when we heard the piercing synth sound coming from the stage, and as I looked to the stage I see this skinny white guy with an Elvis-esque coif singing dancing like Prince reincarnate.  They were playing as if they had a hit record and like everyone knew the words (which none of us did).  I remember looking around at the sea of people surrounding the stage amped at the energy of the performance, all of us wondering "who the fuck are these guys??" This band we would later find out was Francis and the Lights. After a brief internet search I became an instant fan and wanted to hear everything they had ever done and that level of fan support is still alive to this day.  After three years since there last LP "It'll Be Better" they dropped a single the about a week and a half ago.  I listened to it and immediately bought it on iTunes.  I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do and if you have 25 minutes to spare and a little marijuana you might wanna check out their live performance called White Room on YouTube. For the non-smokers it will still be enjoyable but the smokers will have their mind blown.  Heres the video for the new single below.  If you like it and have a little time, take a brief internet journey and discover an awesome band...

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