June 09, 2005

Kasabian Sweep America

Released Mar. 8 2005 on RCAPosted by Hello

If you're not on the Kasabian bandwagon yet, hop on. This band has been touring the US extensively, picking up a solid fan base in Washington, DC and other major cities all over America. Yet the band's catchy and complex music has had surprisingly little radio play. The UK rockers broke onto the local DC scene when they opened up for The Music on Feb. 18, and since I attended the performance, I saw first-hand that half of the crowd walked out of the 9:30 Club after Kasabian left the stage, myself included. Not only did much of the crowd come just to see Kasabian, the band put on such a loud, energetic, and epic performance that these concertgoers were satisfied for the evening. Soon they came back to the 9:30 Club as headliners, and have performed a few more times in the DC/MD/VA area. They will be opening for Oasis on Sept. 29 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

Kasabian's self-titled album was released stateside shortly after the band's successful US debut, on Mar. 8. Their popularity has been a little more slow-going than it was at home in the UK. "Club Foot," "Cutt Off," "Processed Beats," and "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)" made Kasabian a national sensation with their mixture of stadium rock tunes and electronica. This album has absolutely no duds, and you can hear for yourself.
Click here to listen to the entire album courtesy of NME.

Click here to buy Kasabian.