The Royal Concept – “On Our Way”

The Royal Concept - On Our Way

and everybody clap your hands and shout

Sweden’s finest return with another jam so damn anthemic my only complaint is that if this things lands on radio it will get so overplayed that we’ll be forced to be annoyed by it like a fun. song. In the meantime, the song isn’t going to sing along with itself!

[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2012 – Part 2 (July-Dec)


Screw the Oscars! Now that the site is back up we can continue the (very late) Best of 2012 Awards!

So many great songs last year. The second 6 months of jams did more than stand up to the first. So many genres colliding in this list. Beautiful songs. Funny songs. Innovative songs. Simple songs. Dance songs. Rock songs. All songs that Read more

[PLAYLIST] The Best Party Songs of 2012


2012 was a fantastic year for party songs. It seems that music is having more fun than ever and I couldn’t be happier to share it with you all. We’ve all had some epic parties set to some epic party playlists and tonight is the night to top them all. (Or not, really. Nothing worse than NYE pressure.) So take a trip down the Read more

[LIVE/MP3] The Royal Concept @ The Troubadour, August 19, 2012 (w/ “Naked & Dumb”)

♫ The Royal Concept – Naked & Dumb

The band recently known as The Concept get a lot of flack for sounding so much like Phoenix but until those Frenchies release something new I’m more than pleased with their Swedish colleagues in epic hook-rock crime. These guys are already big back home but only have a handful of songs out Stateside. It’s just a matter of time. Their set rocked through TBE faves “D-D-Dance” & “Gimme Twice,” delivering precision, enthusiasm, and a stage presence that betrays their pro experience in other bands. Frontman David Larson’s stage banter was seven funny, open, and enjoyable. Weird…

Get all up in new jam “Naked & Dumb”, bask in the bouncy strings, and then catch these guys live. If only to be able to someday say you saw them back when. Or just cause you want one of the most fun rock shows ever.

Current US tour shows: HERE