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1-She takes me high
2-Promise the stars
3-Heaven can wait
4-The story of your life
5-Rain falls down
6-Summer love play
7-In-N-out (animal style)
8-Spin
9-Anna maria (all we need)
10-We´ll be a dream (ft. Demi Lovato)
11-What you do to me
12-Heaven can wait (acoustic) play
13-She takes me high (acoustic)

Musicians:
* Travis Clark – lead vocals, guitar, piano
* Hunter Thomsen – lead guitar, background vocals
* Drew Thomsen – bass guitar
* Danny Duncan – drums

 

Smile Kid is the second studio album by American pop punk band We the Kings, released through S-Curve Records on December 8, 2009. The album title comes from a lyric in the song "The Story of Your Life".

The album's first single was announced to be "Heaven Can Wait", in September 2009 it peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart and at number 32 on the Pop Songs chart. Actress and singer Demi Lovato was also announced to be contributing guest vocals on album's song "We'll Be a Dream" which is the second single off the album. The band undertook a tour of the United States to support the album.

The artwork for the album was released on November 8, 2009. Following the release of a false track listing in October, the official track listing was announced on November 17, 2009 at from a fans point of view its awsome. The album was also originally scheduled to be released on November 17, but was corrected to be released on December 8, 2009. Pre-orders of Smile Kid were available in two different packages. The album was uploaded for streaming download on MySpace on December 8, 2009.

Alternative Press reviewer Evan Lucy rated the album 3/5, saying that "Fans of We The Kings' debut will undoubtedly find something to hold onto with Smile Kid, but for those who were less than enamored with the band's pop-punk blend will likely stay that way." He said although the band "have expanded their previously narrow sound", he was still dissuaded by the band's failure to branch out musically; "Until the band are willing to step outside further outside the musical box and Clark is willing to belt it out, We The Kings will remain good, not great--and still on the verge of pop-punk royalty.

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We The Kings - Somewhere Somehow (2013) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/pop/2371-we-the-kings/22269-we-the-kings-somewhere-somehow-2013.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/pop/2371-we-the-kings/22269-we-the-kings-somewhere-somehow-2013.html We The Kings - Somewhere Somehow (2013)

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01. Queen Of Hearts 03:34
02. Find You There 03:40
03. I Feel Alive 03:52
04. I Like It 03:19
05. That Feeling 03:58
06. See You In My Dreams 04:29
07. Die Young Live Forever 03:13
08. Phoenix Hearts 04:04
09. Any Other Way 03:45
10. Say It Now 04:22
11. Art Of War 04:35
12. Sad Song (Feat. Elena Coats) 03:46
13. Just Keep Breathing 04:05

Travis Clark – lead vocals, guitar
Hunter Thomsen – guitar
Charles Trippy – bass guitar
Danny Duncan – drums
Coley O'Toole – keys, guitar, backing vocals
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Joe Bucci – additional drums (track 1)
Jose Carreon – additional guitar (track 7)

 

Florida-based emo-pop band We the Kings struck out on their own for their fourth studio album; after parting ways with S-Curve Records, the group opted to record their next project without backing from a label. When We the Kings launched a campaign to raise the $35,000 recording budget through crowd-funding, their fans responded to the tune of $149,000. The finished album, Somewhere Somehow, is a polished, heartfelt set of contemporary pop that ranks with their most accessible work to date, and shows that We the Kings didn't need a handful of advisors to make the sort of music that would please themselves and their fans. ---Mark Deming, AllMusic Review

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We The Kings - Strange Love (2015) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/pop/2371-we-the-kings/22222-we-the-kings-strange-love-2015.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/pop/2371-we-the-kings/22222-we-the-kings-strange-love-2015.html We The Kings - Strange Love (2015)

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1 	Love Again 	2:49
2 	Howl At The Moon 	4:20
3 	Completely 	3:58
4 	Heaven So Close 	4:06
5 	XO    (Featuring – Elena Coats)	3:15
6 	From Here To Mars 	3:51
7 	All The Way 	2:41
8 	Jenny's Song 	3:43
9 	She 	3:37
10 	Runaway 	4:03
11 	She (A Capella Mix) 	3:36
12 	XO (Original Mix) 	3:17

We The Kings is:
Travis Clark, Danny Duncan, Coley O'Toole, Hunter Thomsen, and Charles Trippy

 

Having broken out with Check Yes Juliet when jubilant pop-punk was at its absolute peak will always be a reminder of what could’ve been for We The Kings. Instead they proceeded to follow up that song and their debut full-length with a stream of forgettable (and, ultimately, forgotten) albums. Quite why they’ve chosen now to make a comeback is a mystery, but it’s safe to say that Strange Love probably won’t be the album to thrust them back to those heady heights.

As has become an increasingly popular path to take, We The King’s fifth full-length sees them making the leap from pop-punk to full on pop. But whereas the likes of Fall Out Boy and Simple Plan – other bands who have taken such a shift onboard – have managed to find stable ground for them to achieve something decent at the very least, Strange Love is far more wishy-washy. The synthetic, lolling beats of XO are far too overwrought to get much enjoyment out of (though guest vocalist Elena Coats is a bit of a saving grace) while Jenny’s Song is a slippery, dull acoustic song that blatantly lifts the guitar line from Extreme’s More Than Words but just breezes by without making any sort of impression. Meanwhile, From Here To Mars not only goes full-on EDM but throws a laughable hair-metal guitar solo into the mix in one of the most flagrantly cheesy songs to sit itself under the ‘alternative’ umbrella in some time.

That begs a question actually – is Strange Love really alternative? The answer is a firm ‘no’ – this could easily be Travis Clark’s solo project, such is the extent of the absence of pretty much any of the rest of the band. But that’s not why this is a bad album; the reason for that is because any sort of minuscule edge that We The Kings have ever had – the edge that has been gradually sanded down more and more with each passing release – is essentially nonexistent here. What we’re left with is an album that makes no bones about being the overtly glossy, soulless product it is, and while there are catchy moments (most of the album, to be perfectly honest), there’s a looming feeling that it would have been so much more satisfying if it actually felt like We The Kings, not just the name.

To its credit though, there are a couple of highlights on Strange Love, made all the more easy to spot thanks to those that surround them. Opener Love Again has a dance-style drop and plunking bassline that has real charm to it, while there’s a pleasant swell and bombast to She, and Completely is a solid little power-pop jam. But even what would be classed as highlights here only seem great in the context of the rest of the album – they’d be passable, sure, but certainly not great.

And that pretty much sums up what Strange Love is. It’s an attempt at reinvention that’s not without merit but largely comes across as an album that doesn’t have a lot going for it to begin with, and doesn’t really do much with the assets it does have. It’s an interesting experiment that We The Kings have carried out, and one that might be worth persevering with if they can find a better tactic for execution. But for now, it’s another lacklustre album from a band to whom the law of diminishing returns continues to take its toll. --- thesoundboardreviews.com

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We the Kings - We the Kings (2007) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/pop/2371-we-the-kings/8520-we-the-kings-we-the-kings-2007.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/pop/2371-we-the-kings/8520-we-the-kings-we-the-kings-2007.html We the Kings - We the Kings (2007)

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1-Secret valentine
2-Skyway avenue play
3-Check yes Juliet
4-Stay young
5-Whoa
6-August is over
7-The quiet
8-Don´t speak liar play
9-Headlines Read out
10-All again for you
11-This is our town

Musicians:
* Travis Clark – lead vocals, guitar, piano
* Hunter Thomsen – lead guitar, background vocals
* Drew Thomsen – bass guitar
* Danny Duncan – drums

 

We the Kings is the self-titled debut album by American pop punk band We the Kings. It was released on October 2, 2007. The album peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart, and at #151 on the Billboard 200. The track "Check Yes Juliet" was featured as "The iTunes Single of the Week" in early 2008, and the single peaked at #84 on the Pop 100.

Whereas most kids fight against their hometown and think the grass is greener outside of where they grew up, the four guys in We The Kings embrace their upbringing, showing all sorts of love for Bradenton, Florida on their self-titled debut disc.

Ranging in ages from 19-22, the alternative pop-rock band is named after King Middle School where all four band members attended -- in fact, two are brothers, three of the guys went to elementary school together and some played on the same sports teams when younger. Songs such as "Skyway Avenue," "August Is Over" and "This Is Our Town" speak directly to Bradenton locales and the culture of the resort community. Guitarist Hunter Thomsen even proudly sports a tattoo of the Sunshine State on his chest.

"We really just wanted to reflect on how much our hometown means to us, how it sculpted us and, even beyond the band, how long we've all been together," says singer/guitarist/songwriter Travis Clark.

Bradenton is a coastal resort town, with an influx of tourists every summer. That means the guys have grown up constantly starting new friendships and relationships that change with the season. The sentiment rings strongly within the catchy hooks of "August Is Over." "It's about Fall starting and people leaving to go back to school or home. We make friends and meet girls who we hang out with over the summer and then realize that you have to quickly say goodbye because they have to go home," says Clark.

As the guys brought their blend of Jimmy Eat World energy with Third Eye Blind pop sensibilities on tour, they would run through their phone list of Bradenton visitors and catch up with old friends. They reached as far as the West Coast with bands such as Say Anything, The Hush Sound and Anberlin and joined in on the Bamboozle 2007 festival.

While still unsigned, We The Kings' songs took top spots on Purevolume charts. In 2007, the band inked a deal with S-Curve Records and went into the studio to create their debut, produced by S*A*M and Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship) and mixed by Lou Giordano (Plain White T's, Taking Back Sunday) and Tom Lord-Alge (Fall Out Boy, Blink-182). We The Kings is managed by Bret Disend/Ozone Entertainment (Boys Like Girls, Metro Station). Time in the studio gelled the band's already energetic and tight sound. Instantly addictive tracks such as "Whoa," "Check Yes Juliet" and "Stay Young" brim with youthful vibrancy and enthusiasm, clocking in at short and sweet three-minute bursts.

"We wanted every track on the record to be the strongest it could be. And for us, that means you get in, make your point and get out," says Clark. "We also really wanted the record to represent the kids that we are. We're uplifting, we love to have a good time and we love music." But that doesn't mean the songs are lacking substance. "Skyway Avenue" uses one of Bradenton's most famous sights -- the Sunshine Skyway Bridge -- as the foundation for taking the biggest leap of all. "It's a metaphor about taking the ultimate chance for a relationship or a friendship," says Clark. "If you jump, I'll jump with you. It means it will be forever." The album's closer is the only ballad on the debut. A sweet piano and Clark's vocals swell into a glorious anthem that serves as the ultimate love letter to We The Kings' home with "This Is Our Town." In it, Clark refers to Bradenton by its historic name Bradentown. "The town has always been there for us, so I wanted to really give it the love it deserved," says Clark. "It's such an emotional song for us, we felt that it was big enough to be the only ballad on the record." It's a sweet cap to the guys' journey so far, which is really just beginning. With their history and pride in their pockets, Travis, Hunter, Drew and Danny are more ready than ever to bring a little bit of Bradenton good times to the rest of the county. "This is a fun record, but we also wanted to make it as timeless as we could. It's hard to think in 20 or 30 years what songs people are going to remember from this time. We aimed to make those kinds of songs," says Clark. "I guess in 20 years we'll know if we did it."

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