Who? No, they're not a supergroup featuring members of the Clinton and Bush families -- that wouldn't make for very compelling rock music (although Bill does plays a mean sax). Instead, U.S. Royalty is (fittingly) a Washington, D.C.-based outfit that specializes in swaggering, soul-infused indie rock; imagine Cold War Kids if you replaced their pseudo-gospel sermonizing with dizzily descending guitar lines and a brighter outlook on life. With propulsive rhythms destined to move more feet than a parade for a queen, monarchial rule never sounded so good.
Their Latest: U.S. Royalty's self-released, self-titled debut EP emerged yesterday on iTunes.
Recommended if you like... Cold War Kids, Spoon, What Made Milwaukee Famous
Now Hear This: "Every Summer" (DOWNLOAD MP3)