Consuelo Bernardi: The B Sides


Great New Music You Need To Check Out: Kongos

Play Loud And Play It Often


It's not very often that I pull over into a parking lot to download a song off of iTunes after hearing said song on the radio for the first time.

But that is exactly what happened when I heard 'Come With Me Now' by Kongos after just one listen.

It's the perfect workout song (if you do that sort of thing) and an even better 'I'm stuck in traffic on the drive home and I need to play a song on repeat and play it loud so I avoid any road rage and need to be brought back to my happy place' track.

'Come With Me' is infectious. The music is inspired by Kwaito — a style of South African music. It's raw…a total stomp your feet and pump your fist music vibe that's mixed in with that classic alt rock growl and an accordion.

Yes an accordion.

And it all works together to a musical perfection.  The track is a must add to any road trip playlist this summer.

So damn good.

And the Kongos? They are a South African alternative rock band (they now call Arizona home) consisting of four brothers: Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel Kongos. And they are now officially on my concert bucket list (that list needs to be revised and updated stat).

And the bonus? The Kongos brothers are totally cute. Le sigh.