The KONGOS Brothers Return With New Record 1929: Part 2 27/10/2019 News 14 The KONGOS Brothers are back with the second record in their trilogy, 1929: Part 2. The impressive full-length album is packed with the same kind of catchy lyrics, complex melodies and top-notch musicianship that listeners heard on Part 1, released in January. Few artists can boast the level of success that KONGOS have found in the last few years. From their certified double multi-platinum single, “Come With Me Now,” to their multiple alternative hits and nearly 1.3 million monthly Spotify streams, KONGOS has had an incredible career thus far. 1929: Part 2 is available now for download and streaming across all digital media platforms worldwide. Recorded at Tokoloshe Studios in Los Angeles, the band took a new approach to releasing their latest album. “After looking at streaming analytics, we realized that the entire system has never been more geared toward individual tracks,” explains Johnny Kongos. “It didn’t make sense to release an album all at once and have the majority of the songs overlooked by the ‘algorithm overlords.’ We wanted each song to be featured in some way, so we decided to release one single at a time, finally culminating in the full album.” This release plan allowed the band to connect with their fans each week. It also gave the tracks their own time to shine, including fan favorites such as “Western Fog,” the album’s lead single that focuses on internal conflict, “Fools,” a track about combating your fears, the electric pulsating song, “Push,” and their unreleased catchy, rock single, “In My Chest.” The KONGOS brothers all contribute to the songwriting process, taking turns singing the lead vocals in accordance with who wrote the song. “1929: Part 2 for us is an exciting cross section of the direction that each individual member is taking, as well as the band as a whole.” The four KONGOS brothers – Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny – had their first official show sixteen years ago in 2003, but have been playing together longer than they can remember. The brothers learned how to master several instruments at a young age from their father, John Kongos and have lived all around the world from Johannesburg, South Africa, to London, to Phoenix, and now Los Angeles. Their years of practice, writing, and touring have led to a multi-platinum certification for their hit single, “Come With Me Now,” sync placements on commercial campaigns for HBO, CNN, ESPN, NFL, Universal Studios, Samsung Galaxy, American Idol, MTV Movie Awards, and PlayStation 4, appearances on Late Night With Seth Myers, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!,and The Today Show, and press in major publications like Rolling Stone, USA Todayand more. 1929: Part 2 is the second installment of a three-album trilogy. Early versions of the songs can be heard in the band’s 8-part docuseries about life on the road, Bus Call, available on Amazon Prime. In support of the record, KONGOS have embarked on a fall tour with supporting acts, Fitness (the electro-pop duo featuring ex-members of AWOLNATION and Eve 6) and YIP YOPS. Tour dates and tickets are available at KONGOS.com/shows. 1929: Part 2 is now available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide. Keep up with the band by visiting KONGOS.com. ABOUT: KONGOS, the rock band of four brothers – Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos, released their album 1929: Part 1 in January and 1929: Part 2 in October featuring the lead singles, “Western Fog” and “Fools.” The band launched a 8-part docuseries available on Amazon Prime, “Bus Call”, which follows their story and gives a compelling and realistic window into life on tour. The brothers also host a podcast, “The Front Lounge”, where they discuss music, ideas and more with guests that include other musicians, artists, touring professionals and entrepreneurs. Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, AZ. The group became unanimously recognized in 2014 as one of rock’s most infectious and invigorating new voices as their single “Come With Me Now” went RIAA double-platinum for sales in excess of 2 million. It occupied the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the top by a new band in history. They spent the following 2 years on tour all over the world. Their music has been secured placements by HBO, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, The Expendables 3, Universal Studios, Dodge Ram, Samsung Galaxy, American Idol, The Originals, MTV Movie Awards, Playstation 4 and more. Their videos have been viewed over 100 million times. They’ve hit the stage on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Today Show and more and received acclaim from Rolling Stone, USA Today and many others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.