New Music: The Constantines - Kensington Heights

In the tradition of bands like Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady, The Constantines play straight up Rock Music without any frills. That's definitely not a knock against this Canadian band, in fact it just shows what great songwriters they are to be able to carry three outstanding albums without falling into the trappings of "hip" music. The Constantines may just be the best Rock band you might not have ever heard of, and they are the newest addition to the ever talented line-up the label Arts & Crafts have on their roster.

Their third album, Kensington Heights, gets an American release date one week from today on April 29th. If you can't wait you can download it now as long as you are smart enough to be an Emusic subscriber. Below you can check out their first video off the new album for the single, 'Hard Feelings'.

The Constantines Myspace

On a related note...if you haven't heard Feist and The Constantines cover of 'Islands In The Stream', click here to stream it.

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