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Check Out: New Kings of Leon songs, “Southbound” & “Mary”

on June 14, 2010, 10:25am

Despite some minor health issues last week, Kings of Leon‘s tour has been quite fruitful. On June 5th, the first night of their tour in Atlantic City, the band debuted three new songs (via TwentyFourBit) to a very surprised audience.

According to Spin, the tentatively titled “Immortals” is another grandiose arena rock anthem from the foursome. “Mary”, on the other hand, is much more of a beach rock tune, something the band told us to expect with their next LP. But in a return to form, “Southbound”, as it’s being called, and which features tour openers The Whigs, recaptures the magic of the boys’ Southern roots.

Over strummy acoustics, Caleb Followhill croons, “I’ve got something here if you give me one more beer/I’m going back down south now.” Admittedly, the song does its best to capture the jammy, collaboration-friendly vibe of the South. It’s the band’s crack at making something uniquely country despite crafting a clean, polished sound as of late.

Enjoy a couple videos below; the first is decent quality footage of “Southbound” from the June 6th show in Saratoga Springs. The second is an audio of the band playing “Mary”, which is to be viewed if you can stand crummy sound quality.

Enjoy, y’all.

Kings of Leon 2010 Tour Dates:
06/30 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
07/09 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre #^
07/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion #^
07/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #^
07/14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre #^
07/17 – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre #^
07/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre #^
07/20 – Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre #^
07/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre %
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre #%
07/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center #%
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre %
07/30 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #%
07/31 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre #%
08/03 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre #%
08/05 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center #%
08/07 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live #%
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/21 – Chelmsford, UK @ V Festival
08/22 – Staffordshire, UK @ V Festival
09/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center &*
09/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Riverbend Music Center &*
09/08 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium & Star Pavilion &*
09/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre &*
09/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheater &*
09/13– Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek &*
09/17 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre &*
09/18 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre &*
09/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Verizon Wireless Music Center &*
09/22 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion &*
09/23 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center &*

* = w/ The Whigs
^ = w/ The Features
# = w/ Built to Spill
% = w/ The Stills
& = w/ The Black Keys

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