we are king youngblood
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Cameron Lavi-Jones along with bassist Hamoon Milininia, rock drummer Oz Labrae, and cellist Chet Peterson have a singular mission: grab alt-rock by the collar and drag it into the willing arms of a new generation of rock fans fueling the unstoppable resurgence of rock. Led by 22-year-old Cameron Lavi-Jones, King Youngblood’s music is a step into the future of rock according to many top music industry leaders and taste-makers including producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and Soundgarden) and London Bridge studio owner and producer Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, Smokey Brights, My Chemical Romance, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Death Cab For Cutie).
King Youngblood’s sound incorporates a unique blend of alt-rock, Indie-rock, and pop-rock ballads, with both live and looped drums, hook-laden, and anthemic arena rock choruses, and lyrics overflowing with intersectionality, and messages of social justice. The songs stand just as strong full electric as well as unplugged, stripped down to Lavi-Jones singing with an acoustic guitar or adding his band mates on acoustic cello and bass. King Youngblood’s sound is rooted in the tradition of current, and very successful artists like the Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Foster the People, Weezer, Gang of Youths, Royal Blood, Fever 333, and can even be compared to the energy and social justice message levels of Tom Morello’s Rage Against the Machine.
King Youngblood’s show’s rock hard, and could explode into moshing or, a giant feather pillow fight (that was a mess to clean up!). A King Youngblood show could also be a secret intimate unplugged show. No matter the venue, –Lavi-Jones and his band will always put on an electrifying take no prisoners rock show.
A strong belief in doing what is right, lies at the core of what drives Lavi-Jones and his band. That belief seeps into his creative expressions as a musician, an activist, and as a human. Lavi-Jones: “As a black Jew, I’ve been incredibly lucky to grow up with a sense of pride in who I am and my dual cultures, without ever having to look at them as opposite sides of a coin. People that look like me have spent too much time being shoved in the shadows. I have something to say and I am grateful my songs and my band King Youngblood give me the forum to speak my mind and lift up others.”
Says Producer Adam Kasper, “I believe Cameron Lavi-Jones is as talented, and I might say even further along than, for instance, Dave Grohl was when he launched the Foo Fighters. The songs are there. The production is current and young fans are embracing Lavi-Jones on so many levels. I make this particular comparison because I was there at the time that Foo Fighters were developing. To me, Cameron and King Youngblood and Dave and the Foo Fighters have a similar appeal. Particularly with rock on the rise again, King Youngblood’s emergence on the music scene is well timed.”
The band’s highly anticipated sophomore album “You’re So Welcome” on Bloc Star Evolution/Universal Records comes September 24, 2021 with 12 rocking tracks and a bonus acoustic track that takes no prisoners.
"I believe Cameron Lavi-Jones is as talented, and I might say even further along than, for instance, Dave Grohl was when he launched the Foo Fighters. I make this particular comparison because I was there at the time. To me, Cameron and King Youngblood and Dave and the Foo Fighters have a similar appeal, particularly as live performers.
Adam Kasper, Producer
"When it comes to star endorsements for your band, you probably couldn’t do much better than King Youngblood. The group is delighted to be releasing their brand new single, “Too Late, Too Soon,” which happens to feature none other than the talents of former Soundgarden drummer Matt Chamberlain, and the production expertise of Adam Kasper, who has been so instrumental in the success of Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, early 2000s Pearl Jam, and literally dozens of others."
the band and creative team
Cameron Lavi-Jones – Founder, Lead Vocals, Guitar, Principal writer
Hamoon Milaninia – Bass
Oz Labrae – Drums
Chet Peterson - Cello
Adam Kasper, Producer
Eric Lilavois, Co-writer, producer
Phillip Peterson, Co-writer
“A call to action for the future. Declaring “this is step one of 10,000,” frontman Cameron Lavi-Jones pulls off what every punk band thinks they’re doing, but few actually are. It’s that rarest of beasts, actually sighted: art as activism. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the song itself is dope as all getout. With a serious intensity, the combustible hook bursts like a molotov cocktail out your speakers.”
"King Youngblood’s goal to connect on a human level and appeal to people’s emotions is a theme they will also revisit on their forthcoming album, God I Am Exhausted, which will feature some work with drummer Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam and Adam Kasper, who has worked with names virtually all the top Seattle grunge bands as well as the likes of Aerosmith and Queens of the Stone Age.”