The first time I ever saw Louis XIV was at the Troubadour in 2004, opening for The Killers. I really liked their sound. After the show, I saw them hanging out outside so I walked up to them and told them they were good. I remember them giving me this sampler CD. (The pictures were taken with a disposable Kodak camera! Sadly, I have no idea where the film is.)
When I took this out to reminisce, I noticed it had "Hopesick Music Publishing" printed on it. As you may know, their brand new album has a track called "Hopesick", and a very good song may I add.
Earlier this year in February, I saw them twice. Then they did a headline show at the Avalon on April 4, 2008. It was a super fun great amazing show. The most important thing I can say is that their live performance and their music are awesome. Every time I see them, it makes me want to see them more and more. That's when you know the band is really good. And I used to (yes, used to) go to a lot of shows. Only a few bands leave me with that feeling. So, yes, Louis XIV is probably my new favorite band. I would've taken more pictures but I was too busy dancing. Aren't they just super sexy?
...and some cell phone pics from the Wiltern Feb. 2008