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You Know What? The Rival Sons Rock!

The Rival Sons are going on Shiprocked in November. They are a hybrid of southern rock and a Led Zeppelin-type flavor.

I'll be honest, I am skeptical of new bands these days. Like, a band needs to bring it for me to be impressed, and I think that is fair. So, I gave Rival Sons a shot, clicking around on YouTube a bit and I liked what I heard.

When I say the Rival Sons are new...I mean it. The band didn't form until 2008. The band has an EP called Before the Fire and a new, self-titled EP that came out last week. That self-titled EP is so impressive, I swear it is like listening to classic rock or something. Even better, the EP is like six bucks. So, give them a listen and let me know what you think.

Reader Comments (5)

Good call, Allyson! These guys are fantastic!!!!
February 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Sixx
Now *this* is what rock and f--kin' roll is supposed to sound like! It's nice to see a band who comes out there and just pounds out some serious kick ass rock without pandering to any trends...No whiny alternative nonsense, no stupid phone effects on the vocals, no over production -- just in your friggin' face blues-based hard rock! I really really hope they keep this raw edge that they have now.
February 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Oh, and for you non ITunes people like me, the Amazon MP3 store has both Rival Sons releases for sale. I am buying them both as soon as I get home tonight. The neighbors are gonna hate me this weekend!!!
February 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
The guys opened up at the Alice Cooper/Ace Frehley Halloween show a couple of years back here in Hollyweird... I can't for the life of me remember whether I enjoyed them live, or why I didn't pick up their album at the concert, but I'm glad I've been reminded of them again.
February 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlaine
A+ Find
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGNR

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