Rival Sons. It's no secret. I love this f***ing band! It boggles my mind, with four albums down (and one on the way), that these guys aren't headlining arenas in the U.S. Not unheard of, I guess. A band that gets no - or minimal - respect on one side of the pond, can be huge on the other side. Hailing from California, Rival Sons have been selling out tours in Europe for years now, but have been regulated to smaller venues and opening band status here in the U.S.

Hopefully, that will change with the release of their fifth full length, "Great Western Valkyrie" on June 10th. The BBC's Greg Moffit says of the Rival Sons,

"blend...Led Zeppelin, Free, Bad Company, Deep Purple, The Doors and a dozen others to exhilarating new heights."

If that doesn't tempt you to test drive Rival Sons, suck down a few video tidbits guaranteed to tickle your down-and-dirty Rock N Roll fancy. These were recorded live in the studio for French TV show Le Grande Journal just days ago, so don't worry about an expiration date, just crank them up LOUD!:

 

 

 

 

If you've made it this far, let's go a little deeper, shall we? An incredible live performance (THE ENTIRE SHOW!) from the Crossroads Festival in 2013:

 

 
You can check out much more Rival Sons video on their youtube page, and be sure to pick up a copy of "Great Western Valkyrie" (digital or otherwise) when it drops in a couple of weeks.