KONGOS Re-Release Rare Indie Debut Album “Kongos (2007)” Today

image005Multiplatinum-certified rock quartetKONGOSwill officially reissue their rare indie debut,KONGOS(2007), at all digital retailers today.

It also serves as an homage to their beginnings in South Africa and Phoenix as they diligently craft the follow-up to 2012s major label debutLunaticand their forthcoming third full-length albumdue out early 2016.

KONGOS(2007)received a limited independent release back in 2007. Its re-release brings things full circle for the brothers, showcasing the genesis of their unmistakable and undeniable alternative rock sound steeped in artful experimentation and explosive melodies. Before now, the album was only available at their merch booth on tour, and it has become something of a collectors item amongst fans. Laying the foundation for their enigmatic style driven by accordion and energetic percussion,KONGOS(2007)would eventually pave the way for their international breakthrough onLunatic. This is truly where it all began.

Right now,KONGOSis in the midst of putting the finishing touches on their brand new full-length. More details will be announced very soon regarding album #3.

In 2014,Come With Me NowfromLunaticputKONGOSon the map. The group became unanimously recognized as one of rock musics most infectious and invigorating new voices as the track went RIAA double-platinum for sales in excess of 2 million. It occupied the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the top by a new band in history. The song was heard everywhere with placements byThe Expendables 3, Universal Studios, Dodge Ram, Samsung Galaxy,American Idol, The Originals, MTV Movie Awards, HBO, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, WWE, Playstation 4 and more. The video has been viewed nearly 40 million times. Theyve hit the stage atLate Night With Seth Meyers,Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!,The Today Showand more and received acclaim fromRolling Stone,USA Today, and many others.

The brothersKONGOSJohnny, Jesse, Daniel, and Dylanhave music in their blood. Their dad JohnKongoslanded multiple chart hits in the seventies, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, theyve got a musical legacy all their own.

KONGOS(2007)Tracklisting:

  1. In The Music
  2. Nothing
  3. The Way
  4. Curious
  5. Remember Me
  6. Another Daydream
  7. The Trouble Is
  8. Ive Been Here Before
  9. Make Your Mark
  10. What About You

 

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