This past weekend, I found a new CD by a band called The Features. I liked the cover and the track titles seemed rockin’ so I went for it. I’m glad I did. When I opened the album and pulled out the mini-book of lyrics and drawings, I noticed the “thanks” section listing “Caleb, Jared, Matthew, and Nathan” – that’s right, all of the Followill boys that we know and love here in the Hatch, the Kings of Leon. I found out that KoL actually signed The Features to their label, the first band to be signed, and for good reason. Today’s Music Video Monday shows you why with a track taken from the album I bought, Wilderness, called Big Mama Gonna Whip Us Good.
I couldn’t find an actual video for the song, but I found a live version that sounds exactly like the album version. That should give you a hint of what they sound like. I was excited that money didn’t go to waste and I have a feeling I’ll be looking into these guys in the future. Hell, they’re from Tennessee which isn’t too, too far away from Florida, maybe I’ll have a shot at seeing them. Or maybe I already have . . . apparently they opened for Manchester Orchestra in 2010, well it just so happens, fellow Hatcher Robert and I, saw Manchester Orchestra in Jax Beach back in ’10. I admit I don’t remember the opening band very much, but it is highly likely I did notice them, but lacked the initiative to investigate them further. Oh well, like they say in the movies, if it’s meant to be it’ll be meant to be and I think I was meant to find these guys. Happy Monday everyone, Rock Out with The Features.