Love him. And extremely excited for new music, especially after the drama following the last tour. Rolling Stone has a great write-up for the Kings' performance at the Governors Ball in NYC over the weekend. Though critical of the technical issues, the article is overall positive, and I have to admit that I love the line "Kings of Leon are not a band who openly delight in their jobs..." Having seen them in concert myself, I know this to be true. They just get up there and sing.
Mechanical Bull is an interesting title-I'm thinking southern flair? Back to country rock roots, like Youth and Young Manhood?