So we've brought you a lot of laid back, chill music here at STOB in our Fo Sho Music posts. Today though, we bring you a little less laid back and a little more rock 'n' roll. Band of Skulls is a trio from the U.K. that has a sound that could have come straight from the 1960's/1970's rock renaissance. With dueling vocals of Russell Mardsen and Emma Robertson, driving beats drummed by Matt Hayward, screaming guitar from Mardsen and bass from Robertson, Band of Skulls creates some serious sound that is definitely Fo Sho.
Their first release came in 2009, a great album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, it was one of my favorite albums for a good long while. Then I kind of forgot about the Skulls, and that is my bad. As I sat and prepared some playlists for the 4th of July celebrations starting tomorrow at the lake, I got to thinking, "Hey, some Band of Skulls would be bad ass...wonder if they have a new album out?" Up came ITunes and from it a purchase of Sweet Sour, the Band of Skulls' newest release. It was released on February 7, 2012, and if you've already heard it, you are cooler than me and for that I commend you. If you haven't heard it yet...it's Fo Sho Music.
Here is the video for the single Sweet Sour -
Anyone else scared of those kids? Freaking walking through what looks like Chernobyl and just ripping the place apart in between break dance fights. I am scared of them, #1. I can't dance...so they'd beat the shit out of me in a break dance fight. #2. All four of them look like they'd beat me up literally just for walking down the street. Lucky for me, I won't be going to Chernobyl to visit these weird, creepy, angry and radiation filled youths.
The song is bad ass though.
So is this one, The Devil Takes Care of His Own -
Rock 'n' roll and kung-fu, what else could you ask for?
Nudity, beer and football.
Alright fine, you could have asked for more Mr. Male 18-35 Stereotype, but still 2/5 ain't all bad.
Band of Skulls earns the STOB Fo Sho Music badge of approval and therefore needs to be added to your playlists yesterday. Go and rock with them through July 4th, stuffing your gullet full of hot dogs and beer while rubbing inadequate amounts of sun lotion on your soon to be crispy shoulders, which will lead to the copious doses of aloe vera that will consequently follow.
Happy 4th of July STOB'ers!
Other STOB Fo Sho Music:
Walk the Moon
Walk the Moon (EP)