IF THEN NOT WHEN / KING'S DAUGHTERS & SONS
"The ghost stories, murder ballads, and grimoires
on the new full length album
So begin's King's Daughters & Sons' perfunctory press release and to be honest, that sentence encapsulates everything that is measured, elegant, powerful and articulate about this album. Given the musical pedigree at play here, it should come as no surprise that every note, drum beat and vocal has been employed with an economy few bands have the sense to muster.
The album itself, clocking in at over 51 minutes despite there being only eight tracks, shows that King's Daughters & Sons are quite happy for the aforementioned ghost stories, murder ballads and grimoires to unfold at their own pace. The album's axis, in more ways than one, is the eight-minute-plus, fourth track, 'The Anniversary': a rich cast of characters weave their way through a tale of love, treachery and murder while the music eddies, tumbles and roars in sympathy with the narrator. It's a phenomenal track, explaining the reference to Faulkner in their press release's opening salvo and clearly demonstrating that this is not your average album.
Kings Daughters & Sons are:
FORECASTLE FESTIVAL X
Saturday, July 14th, 2012
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21C PRESENTS SELUAH AND KING'S DAUGHTERS & SONS
Friday, November 18, 2011
Please do join us as we celebrate the release of King's
Daughters & Sons debut
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