Listen to the songs of King Washington and you’ll be whisked away to another time, when pop/rock was more for the songwriter rather than the producer. Listen to the southwest tinged harmonies that inundate “I Get By” and you’ll hear a blatant reference to the lovable jams of the 70s. Likewise, “Live On” has that lo-fi gritty rock sound of that era, and a matching guitar solo. You can tell these guys like to sing, but they’re also pretty decent musicians. And they’ve got that raw emotion that is so often lacking in the modern genre; just check out “Angela”. It’s not quite garage, but it’s pretty close.
King Washington is working on a new EP, scheduled for release sometime early in 2010. Be assured that this will not be the last time you hear of these guys.
King Washington: I Get By [mp3]
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King Washington: Angela [mp3]