Album: Kings Go Forth, The Outsiders Are Back (Luaka Bop)

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Kings Go Forth are a Milwaukee retro-soul band with similarities to The Dap-Kings', but boasting a much more explosive, brash production style, with plenty of punchy Santana-like percussion, horn stabs and crisp drumming à la The Meters' Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste.

Songs such as "One Day" and "Fight With Love" employ the classic gospel double-vocal combination of a shouter matched with a falsetto crooner, producing a blend with the emotional extremity and slickness of the Isleys on "Paradise Lost", while the smooth falsetto sounds perfectly at home on the scudding groove of "1000 Songs". Even legendary remix pioneer Tom Moulton rates them, hanging "Don't Take My Shadow" on an itchy guitar figure, in a mix which recalls his Salsoul supremacy.

DOWNLOAD THIS One Day; I Don't Love You No More; Paradise Lost; Don't Take My Shadow