Music Monday: Kongos

I became familiar with the rock songs Come With Me Now and I'm Only Joking while listening to the radio in South Africa, but wasn't until recently that I started hearing the Kongos on American airwaves. The band is comprised of four brothers who grew up between London and South Africa, but now call Phoenix their recording home. They seem to incorporate a variety of influences into their music, including their father, which makes it hard to describe exactly who they sound like. This summer, they will be opening for another famous family act: the Kings of Leon. One of my favorite songs, Escape, is slightly different than their other rock songs:

And I also like the bluegrass feel of Hey I Don't Know:

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Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.