My phone rings too late, and I pick it up even though I shouldn't, and at the other end, I hear,
"Can you write about US Royalty before they get really big and everybody writes about them?"
And I'm like, um.
The thing is, this isn't the first time I've heard US Royalty's name, and also, I really like them. The band - four boys - hails from DC, and when asked about their influences, says "Facebook."
But listen to their music, and you'll realize, not quite - instead, these kids sound like a garage-band Beach Boys, not refined enough to have a revolutionary - or a manufactured - sound, but not stupid enough to neglect pop-culture chords and drum beats that let you dance.
"I think they sound like the Killers," crackles the girl on the other end of my phone, and yeah, I guess that's true too, but unlike Sam's Town
(sorry), you can actually play their mellow back beats over and over without wanting to drink hard liquor.
So give them a shot - they're great for jumping around in your room or playing under a party, and when "they get really big" you won't allow yourself to like them anymore.
Isn't that just the way?