King Krule unexpectedly releases a project with little to no warning (besides one Instagram post), called “A New Place to Drown. Compared to his past work, this album definitely shows an experimental side with new electronic/hip hop beats. His previous albums had a more classic rock, bluesy, reggae blend. If you’re a KK fan, it definitely takes a little getting used to. You’re thoughts?
Alongside the album, KK also released an art book and a mini documentary that speaks to the direction they went on this one. You can check them out here. Watch the documentary below.
King Krule formerly known as Zoo Kid has been a little quite since their last release 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. Their lead singer Archy Marshall, opened up an Instagram yesterday (Finally. He had a Facebook account but who checks Facebook?) with the announecment “ANP2D coming soon…”.
There’s no other info on what ANP2D is or when it will be out, but KK has a tendency to stay under the radar until it’s go time. We’ll keep you posted.
A few weeks ago, King Krule took to Facebook to announce that he is in fact working on another album. He’s hands down one of my favorite indie bands out at them moment, and if you don’t know who he is you should. He’s already been cosigned by Frank Ocean and Willow Smith so that should tell you something. Until he does release something new I guess I’ll have to listen to the two solid albums he already has that are the perfect blend of reggae, blues, and alternative rock.
I’m going to be honest and say I’m not a huge fan of Willow’s cover of King Krule‘s single “Easy Easy”, but I am excited that her name will have more people wanting to find out more about the red-headed wonder that is “Archy Marshall” (the lead singer of the band). Stream the King Krule’s original version of the track below.
A video has surfaced of Zoo-Kid-turned-King-Krule, before he was either one of those names. This is a clip of a 14 year old boy Archy Marshall further proving how promising of a career he will have in the industry. His voice was deep before he went through puberty. Sheesh.
The hip hop community continues to show UK indie band, King Krule, love in one way or another. Frank Ocean went on record to say that he wanted to work with them on his next album, along with countless others who have given the band respect. The most recent is Travis Scott who just remixed their song “Neptunes Estate”. I personally love the original but this one is cool too. Check it out.
I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t green with envy that the staff over at NOWNESS was able to team up with Yours Truly to capture a short documentary/performance with one of my favorite indie bands King Krule. In the same breath, I’m glad that they were able to shed some layers on the usually mysterious and introverted lead singer, Archie Marshall. The band was featured as the second installment of their Sunrise, Sunset series, and I have to say they did a damn good job- especially given the little time they had to film since a visit from the LAPD cut their time short. The document was shot in Los Angeles to the now-abandoned Lincoln Heights Jail- which set the tone perfectly as Archie spoke about battling depression that inspired the song “Cementality” from the bands latest EP 6 Feet Beneath The Moon.
I have yet to meet one person who hasn’t fell in love with Local Natives‘ sophomore album Humming Bird. This week, the band released an iTune Sessions of the album, which includes live performances of tracks from both Hummingbird and 2010′s Gorilla Manor, some of which have been reworked as acoustic versions.
The best part of the the session for me was their cover of fellow indie band King Krule’s “Out Getting Ribs”. King Krule has been a long time Sampler favorite and it’s always nice to see other respected musicians showing love. Local Natives also covered them at a Rough Trade East event a few months ago, which you can stream below.
Purchase the entire session now on iTunes here
Local Natives iTunes Session Tracklist:
01. Breakers (Acoustic)
02. Wide Eyes (Acoustic)
04. You & I (Acoustic)
05. Who Knows, Who Cares (Acoustic)
07. Mt. Washington
08. Wooly Mammoth (Porto Keys version)
09. Out Getting Ribs
10. Heavy Feet
11. Colombia (Acoustic)
You’re only a fool if you make the same mistake twice. For all you Americans that missed King Krule the first time they were here this year, you have a chance to redeem yourself. The US loved the band so much, they are coming back this December. You’ll be able to hear songs from their first self titled debut album along with their latest project Six Feet Beneath The Moon. Check out the tour dates below and buy tickets on the band’s website.
DEC3 THE SPACEHamden, CT, United States
DEC4 WEBSTER HALLNew York, NY, United States
DEC5 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALLBoston, MA, United States
DEC6 ROCK AND ROLL HOTELWashington, DC, United States
DEC7 JOHNNY BRENDA’SPhiladelphia, PA, United States
DEC9 LEE’S PALACEToronto, ON, Canada
DEC11 LINCOLN HALLChicago, IL, United States
DEC13 FORTUNE SOUND CLUBVancouver, Canada
DEC14 BARBOZASeattle, WA, United States
DEC15 DOUG FIR LOUNGEPortland, OR, United States
DEC17 THE INDEPENDENTSan Francisco, CA, United States
DEC18 THE FONDA THEATRELos Angeles, CA, United States
We’ve been patiently waiting for the release of King Krule’s latest latest album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon to drop. Fortunately for us King Krule has finally released a free stream of the album to hold us over until August 24th. You’ll also find some re-released tracks, “Ocean Bed” and “Out Getting Ribs” and “Baby Blue”, some of our favorite tracks from lead singer, Archie Marshall aka Zoo Kid’s, older project with the band and solo material he had before King Krule.
Stream 6 Feet Beneath the Moon below, or you can stream it on King Krule’s official website through KKTV’s webcam showing the streets of London real time.