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CherNic
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"will KING just drop this album already?! Sheesh"


  

          

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/09/341938395/with-prince-in-your-corner-its-good-to-be-king

A few years ago, the members of the R&B group KING received a royal endorsement when Prince discovered them on YouTube. He loved their sound so much, he asked them to open for him.

Now, the Los Angeles trio — twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and their friend Anita Bias — is releasing its full-length debut, We Are KING. As Paris Strother says, it's an introduction not only to who they are, but to how they make music.

"We really wanted to challenge the notion of what people think about when they think of who's in charge," she says. "We wrote all of our own music, produced everything — on the creation side, but on the business side, too, we were handling everything ourselves. It felt like we were the king of our own musical kingdom, so I think that was the genesis of the name."

The three women of KING recently spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish; hear more of their conversation at the audio link.

  

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RE: will KING just drop this album already?! Sheesh
Sep 11th 2014
1
For real. I've been waiting for it for the longest.
Sep 11th 2014
2
Yup. I'm starting to feel D' circa 2003 levels of frustration
Sep 11th 2014
3
don't you put that evil on them Ricky Bobby!
Sep 11th 2014
4
Lol yeah I'm hoping we all get to hear something soon
Sep 11th 2014
9
I almost said something along those lines.
Sep 11th 2014
8
I hear you
Sep 11th 2014
5
I'll definitely be ready for it when they do.
Sep 11th 2014
6
the story is 1 of my fav songs of the 2000s nm
Sep 11th 2014
7
saw them live a few months ago
Sep 12th 2014
10
This is great news
Sep 12th 2014
11
another live performance of Hey
Oct 01st 2014
12
beautiful!
Oct 01st 2014
13
feature on Eric Roberson's album...
Oct 01st 2014
14
This shit!!!!!!!
Dec 06th 2015
20
it's coming...
Dec 03rd 2015
15
pre-order
Dec 03rd 2015
16
I can't wait.
Dec 04th 2015
17
Finally!
Dec 04th 2015
18
Made my preorder.
Dec 04th 2015
19
RE: Made my preorder.
Dec 08th 2015
23
And I cannot wait to hear the album version of Love Song
Dec 08th 2015
22
CherNic where you been?
Dec 07th 2015
21
new music "the greatest"
Dec 09th 2015
24
love it
Dec 10th 2015
25
I thought it was so so at first...
Dec 23rd 2015
27
their harmonies are amazing.
Dec 24th 2015
29
Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School
Jan 25th 2016
31
They're touring for the album
Dec 22nd 2015
26
anyone been to ortlieb's since they redid it?
Dec 23rd 2015
28
sold out, damn
Jan 28th 2016
39
Hey've been dropping 15 second snippets on Twitter and IG
Jan 25th 2016
30
Stream out
Jan 27th 2016
32
Good looks on this *daps*.
Jan 28th 2016
33
Sounds like "Red Eye" is gonna be that joint I'll be rocking a lot.
Jan 28th 2016
34
Sounds dope on first listen, a good 8/10, maybe 8.5 once it sinks in
Jan 28th 2016
35
Yessss! We made it! It finally happened. :)
Jan 28th 2016
36
i had to find out how to rip this shit off npr
Jan 28th 2016
37
This'll be my 2nd 2016 purchase
Jan 28th 2016
38
Holy $hit, this album in incredible...could end up being an all-time fav...
Jan 29th 2016
40
      ^^^ got stuck on Carry On, caught myself signing it in public
Feb 01st 2016
42
           Red Eye is my joint. I predict conception.
Feb 01st 2016
43
Got the album at Amoeba at their in Store
Feb 01st 2016
41
Since this is strictly indie
Feb 02nd 2016
44
Looks like they've printed a limited number of CD copies...
Feb 02nd 2016
45
      I guess that makes sense
Feb 03rd 2016
46
Did anyone that did the preorder thru their Bandcamp...
Feb 05th 2016
47
Yes it was just the single until the release day...
Feb 05th 2016
48
      Yes, 2/5
Feb 05th 2016
49
      Got the link for the download
Feb 05th 2016
51
           Thx for the heads up, got mine too
Feb 05th 2016
52
RE: whoooo! I like this thang...
Feb 05th 2016
50
This album is 100% M.A.D. Certified.
Feb 06th 2016
53
Is it me or does "Red Eye" give off a late '70s/early '80s....
Feb 07th 2016
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      It's not just you... it definitely does. That joint in particular had m...
Feb 07th 2016
55
      most def "I Can't Help It" vibes there
Feb 08th 2016
56
damn this album is dope
Feb 08th 2016
57
The Right One is a HELLUVA way to start.
Feb 14th 2016
58
It's the song I've played the most
Feb 15th 2016
59
I agree
Feb 28th 2016
66
Mister Chameleon is such a mean song.
Feb 15th 2016
60
I'm going to see them live on Monday.
Feb 27th 2016
61
Beautiful album!
Feb 27th 2016
62
Beautiful album
Feb 27th 2016
63
well worth the wait. LOVE their vibe.
Feb 27th 2016
64
They are the closest thing to "classic era" Stevie that we have today.
Feb 28th 2016
65
      RE: They are the closest thing to "classic era" Stevie that we have toda...
Feb 28th 2016
67
i walked out two minutes into the show. An hour 15 wait is unacceptable
Feb 29th 2016
68
Who else was on the bill for the show?
Mar 01st 2016
69
RE: Who else was on the bill for the show?
Mar 01st 2016
70
for the 2 minutes I heard of Supernatural, they sounded great
Mar 01st 2016
72
      I'm just reading this response now.
Jun 23rd 2016
75
i was SO disapointed. I LOVE them. But nah man
Mar 01st 2016
71
      "only a DJ"...you just hurt my feelings. lol.
Jun 24th 2016
76
           Just don't second guess yourself when you're doing your next set.
Jun 24th 2016
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           nah, never that...i'm gonna do what i do, regardless.
Jun 28th 2016
81
           oh Tone smh. I didn't mean a slight
Jun 28th 2016
83
Do you go to shows often? nothing ever starts when doors open
Jun 25th 2016
80
I do. And the shows I go to start at a decent time.
Jun 28th 2016
82
Their live performance is a work in progress IMHO
Jun 28th 2016
84
      I'm going to a show next week.
Jun 30th 2016
86
My ears may be off, but this album was like one long lullaby
Mar 02nd 2016
73
kind of feel the same way.
Jun 24th 2016
78
They're very promising.
Jun 30th 2016
85
yeah, listening to it in one chunk is sleepytime
Jul 27th 2016
89
For those that care
Jun 23rd 2016
74
dig this.
Jun 24th 2016
77
Arrived in the mail today.
Jul 25th 2016
87
      Doesn't mean distribution is out of Cali.
Jul 27th 2016
88
The sound of the vinyl is incredible...
Jul 27th 2016
90
For those interested
Dec 27th 2016
91
      good lookin' out.
Dec 27th 2016
92
           So this is the second re-press of the orange albums?
Dec 30th 2016
93
Just checking on this.
Nov 13th 2022
94
on a new album? I've given up at this point
Nov 18th 2022
95
      I'm wondering if it's due to Anita's departure.
Nov 21st 2022
97
*stubs big toe runnin to this post*
Nov 18th 2022
96

Red07
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1. "RE: will KING just drop this album already?! Sheesh"
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is he taking them to warners as well.. i know he manages and finances them as well

  

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2. "For real. I've been waiting for it for the longest."
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I still don't know when their album is supposed to drop.


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3. "Yup. I'm starting to feel D' circa 2003 levels of frustration"
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I've liked everything I've heard from them. Lets get on with it already.

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CherNic
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4. "don't you put that evil on them Ricky Bobby!"
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Lalah Hathaway tweeted something about hearing the record next week

  

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9. "Lol yeah I'm hoping we all get to hear something soon"
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not just lalah.

www.twitter.com/luvlee2003

  

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8. "I almost said something along those lines."
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Since 1976

  

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5. "I hear you"
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It's way past due. They really are awesome though.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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Boogie Stimuli
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6. "I'll definitely be ready for it when they do."
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7. "the story is 1 of my fav songs of the 2000s nm"
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does it really matter?

vote for bin: http://tinyurl.com/qz8zep5

  

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10. "saw them live a few months ago"
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every song was great. there had to have been a good 10 new songs

  

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11. "This is great news"
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>there had to have been a good 10 new
>songs

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Days like this I miss Sha Mecca

  

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CherNic
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12. "another live performance of Hey"
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http://www.okayplayer.com/news/king-hey-live-cutting-room-studios-nyc-okay-acoustic-okp-tv-video.html

Amber is the one on keys right? She might be my favorite

  

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13. "beautiful!"
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and yeah, I feel like I've been waiting forever for this album.

  

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Boogie Stimuli
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14. "feature on Eric Roberson's album..."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk4cbvcSXZw

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20. "This shit!!!!!!!"
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15. "it's coming..."
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http://wearekingmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

  

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16. "pre-order"
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http://www.weareking.com/

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17. "I can't wait."
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Since 1976

  

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18. "Finally!"
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Been looking forward to this for years!

  

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19. "Made my preorder."
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Really hyped about this release.

@dseals | @digife
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23. "RE: Made my preorder."
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After being on the go, I'm finally sitting down to listen to The Greatest and iTunes is getting my Pre-Order money right now. I'm so glad this group is finally gracing us with a full length album.

  

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22. "And I cannot wait to hear the album version of Love Song"
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The live clip on youtube is one of the best songs I've heard over the past couple years

  

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21. "CherNic where you been?"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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24. "new music "the greatest""
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbpSV3gBRfk

dude

  

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25. "love it"
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27. "I thought it was so so at first..."
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...but days after I initially heard it, it started growing on me. Like "Mister Chameleon" this one was a slow burner.




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29. "their harmonies are amazing."
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love it

  

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31. "Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School"
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>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbpSV3gBRfk

I'll be all up on this King album when it drops. Until then, Neon Indian will keep me in the right place.

  

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26. "They're touring for the album"
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Copped my tix for 2/29 in Atlanta

  

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28. "anyone been to ortlieb's since they redid it?"
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it will be cool to see them in a small place.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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39. "sold out, damn"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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30. "Hey've been dropping 15 second snippets on Twitter and IG"
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Not feeling the studio version of Love Song...but hey it was only 15 seconds.

11 days til the album drops

  

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32. "Stream out"
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http://www.npr.org/2016/01/27/464592961/first-listen-king-we-are-king?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20160127#playlist

  

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33. "Good looks on this *daps*."
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Since 1976

  

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34. "Sounds like "Red Eye" is gonna be that joint I'll be rocking a lot."
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Since 1976

  

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35. "Sounds dope on first listen, a good 8/10, maybe 8.5 once it sinks in"
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Amazing harmonies, chord changes, and plenty of unpredictable switch ups.

Off first listen, I couldn't find that true standout "break out" song that could get them to that new level of fame, but the project is more than solid enough to gain them a good amount of fans.

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36. "Yessss! We made it! It finally happened. :)"
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www.twitter.com/luvlee2003

  

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37. "i had to find out how to rip this shit off npr"
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idc
idc
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38. "This'll be my 2nd 2016 purchase"
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1.) Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
2.) KING - "We Are KING"

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40. "Holy $hit, this album in incredible...could end up being an all-time fav..."
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this and Malibu will get me through.

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42. "^^^ got stuck on Carry On, caught myself signing it in public"
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well, more like signing a few words and then humming the melody because I don't know the words yet

but yeah, that shit is still stuck in my head

Carry On and Native Land were the stand outs for new material on the album, IMO

but the vocals on Hey are incredible.

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43. "Red Eye is my joint. I predict conception."
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41. "Got the album at Amoeba at their in Store "
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They were really great live. It's been in the car all weekend. These ladies are special.

  

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44. "Since this is strictly indie"
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how good is the distribution for their album? Is it possible to get this in a brick and mortar store here in NYC?

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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45. "Looks like they've printed a limited number of CD copies..."
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Some are even signed by the group...though they're running out quickly.

Per their website, the CD copies appear only to be available at Amoeba Music in LA and via Bandcamp.

You can order CD copies from Amoeba, both the signed and unsigned copies: http://www.amoeba.com/king/artist/1157759

You can also get CD copies from their Bandcamp site: http://wearekingmusic.bandcamp.com/

Not sure if there will be another print run later on with wider distribution.

  

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46. "I guess that makes sense "
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since they are strictly indie and are doing everything themselves according to what I read on the website.

I bought an autographed CD this morning.

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47. "Did anyone that did the preorder thru their Bandcamp..."
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get a link to download the album? I'm still seeing just the single, guess I gotta give it time.

  

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48. "Yes it was just the single until the release day..."
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Is the release day today?

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49. "Yes, 2/5"
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51. "Got the link for the download"
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in my e-mail a little after 9 AM today.

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52. "Thx for the heads up, got mine too"
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50. "RE: whoooo! I like this thang..."
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Bought it on iTunes just to be sure I could have it this morning (and I wanted to support good music directly until they come to H so I can support in person).

Of course, the vocals are cold. I'm a sucker for full songs that get sung. There's entirely too much rappery singing and not enough song-making. And this is NOT singing in the American idol 'holler a lot to show folks you can sing' way. Instead, this album is a festival of moody and confident displays of talent. And there's not a lot of shenanigans or shock value stuff. It's just rock solid and jammin. I'm in.

I'm interested in how acts seem to be an early 80s mood...and not just sonically...some other time. Let me get my old ass to work.

>http://www.npr.org/2014/09/09/341938395/with-prince-in-your-corner-its-good-to-be-king
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>A few years ago, the members of the R&B group KING received a
>royal endorsement when Prince discovered them on YouTube. He
>loved their sound so much, he asked them to open for him.
>
>Now, the Los Angeles trio — twin sisters Paris and Amber
>Strother and their friend Anita Bias — is releasing its
>full-length debut, We Are KING. As Paris Strother says, it's
>an introduction not only to who they are, but to how they make
>music.
>
>"We really wanted to challenge the notion of what people think
>about when they think of who's in charge," she says. "We wrote
>all of our own music, produced everything — on the creation
>side, but on the business side, too, we were handling
>everything ourselves. It felt like we were the king of our own
>musical kingdom, so I think that was the genesis of the
>name."
>
>The three women of KING recently spoke with NPR's Audie
>Cornish; hear more of their conversation at the audio link.

  

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53. "This album is 100% M.A.D. Certified."
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PROPANE AND PROPANE ACCESSORIES.

They even put a reworked version of "Hey" (aka "The Kendrick Song") on this. I LOVE this album. Damn near Jam and Lewis discipleship on this.

  

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54. "Is it me or does "Red Eye" give off a late '70s/early '80s...."
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...Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson vibe?




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55. "It's not just you... it definitely does. That joint in particular had m..."
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thinking how much MJ would have loved these girls and would probably
be working with them in no time... singing songs they wrote and/or
produced, etc.

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56. "most def "I Can't Help It" vibes there"
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that bass

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57. "damn this album is dope"
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58. "The Right One is a HELLUVA way to start."
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I think it's the best song on the album.

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59. "It's the song I've played the most"
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66. " I agree "
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amazing song, that "Red Eye" and "Supernatural" are my go to tracks on here, but the whole album is beautiful

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60. "Mister Chameleon is such a mean song."
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Mean in the nicest way possible of course.

Paris Strother provides a ton of swing to the song, for lack of better words. Nice and upbeat given the subject matter of the song. And the two vocalists harmonize so perfectly. I have to listen to the album a lot more for me to properly digest the material.

I wonder how long it takes for Paris Strother to compose the instrumentation, given that the trio is fully independent.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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61. "I'm going to see them live on Monday. "
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The Love Song - In The Meantime - Carry On sequence is sick.

  

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62. "Beautiful album!"
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I got a cd copy. Sooooo mellow & plush.

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
KING-We Are King
Babyface-Return Of The Tender Lover
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63. "Beautiful album"
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I got a cd copy. Sooooo mellow & plush.

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
KING-We Are King
Babyface-Return Of The Tender Lover
Rick James-Street Songs

  

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64. "well worth the wait. LOVE their vibe."
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V.

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65. "They are the closest thing to "classic era" Stevie that we have today."
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Since 1976

  

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67. "RE: They are the closest thing to "classic era" Stevie that we have toda..."
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I hear it too

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KING-We Are King
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68. "i walked out two minutes into the show. An hour 15 wait is unacceptable"
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Like....wtf. I'm disappointed but fuckit.

  

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69. "Who else was on the bill for the show?"
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Also, how much did the audience thin out as result of the delay? Funny to see you have this negative response since you were the one that started this thread originally, but a delay like that is understandably frustrating. Hopefully they posted a reason for the delay on social media somewhere.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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70. "RE: Who else was on the bill for the show?"
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Nobody else was on the bill. I was disappointed with the sound quality. I would much rather see them with a band but I understand their budget may not permit. Maybe having some merch would help. I really didn't like hearing them over backing tracks...vocals were on point tho

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72. "for the 2 minutes I heard of Supernatural, they sounded great"
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Couple folks were legit booing and chanting "start the show"

Sucks I didn't hear Love Song or Hey live, they RTd where I said I'd levitate when I heard those two songs live but oh well. Video will appear somewhere.

  

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75. "I'm just reading this response now."
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> they RTd where I
>said I'd levitate when I heard those two songs live but oh
>well.

That's pretty funny that you were used as promotion.

Did you happen to tweet your disappointment with their tardiness at the time?

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71. "i was SO disapointed. I LOVE them. But nah man"
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- no opening act only a dj
- standing only since it was moved to The Loft
- no explanation for the delay

I felt like shit healthwise so that + $15 ticket + Monday night made the decision easy honestly. I saw Kendrick in October at Tabernacle (Tuesday night) and I stood the whole time but he had an opener and it still wasn't that long of a wait.

Saw Kast in Centennial in 14 and of course I stodd, but again, openers. Plus...THAT'S KAST

  

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76. ""only a DJ"...you just hurt my feelings. lol."
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>- no opening act only a dj

was the DJ wack or something? as an opening DJ, I'm feeling a kinda way about this...lol.

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79. "Just don't second guess yourself when you're doing your next set."
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The patrons don't need you being off because you misconstrued one person's reactions that technically had nothing to do with your selection but because this post got you thrown off, you start thinking that you had made a bad choice.


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81. "nah, never that...i'm gonna do what i do, regardless."
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I'm not about to step out of what I do, which is presumably why I get a gig in the first place. I'm not a trick DJ, so I ain't about to be trying to be something I'm not.

I'm just always curious to see what people expect from DJs and what their likes and dislikes are. I know what *I* don't like to see hear...lol.

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83. "oh Tone smh. I didn't mean a slight"
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I honestly don't remember what the DJ played and it was more that I felt like hell + standing + the wait.

I don't mind DJs as openers.

  

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80. "Do you go to shows often? nothing ever starts when doors open"
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I've been to 9 PM door time shows where the headliner didnt come on until 11:30 not that that's completely acceptable. But a 60-90 minute wait is almost the norm

  

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82. "I do. And the shows I go to start at a decent time."
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84. "Their live performance is a work in progress IMHO"
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one of the things that makes their music so dope is the lushness of the arrangements. When they hit those melodies it can make your toes curl...

HOWEVER....

since they are still cutting their teeth on being a unit and touring, It's only Amber, Paris and Anita on stage. Mind you, Paris is in the back queuing up the set list, which leaves all of the heavy lifting vocally on Amber and Anita.

In addition...the tracks are EXACTLY what you hear on the song. Paris may expand a bit but it's really kind of karaoke-ish at this point...mind you...EXTREMELY FUCKING TALENTED Karaoke...but a spade is a spade.

On the other side...King took the time to meet every fan and take numerous pictures. They are sweet as hell...but this is their maiden voyage at this shit.

If King can ever get successful enough to have an accompanying band and background singers...their experience will probably grow EXPONENTIALLY. Paris needs to be freed up to do the keyboard solo shit and have a point/counterpoint with live bandmates to vary the show...Amber needs to be freed up so she can really riff without always having to take Lead solo. Anita has a solo or two here and there...but its not enough to take the weight off the sisters.

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86. "I'm going to a show next week."
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Just learned that they don't have a band (which I understand due to costs).
But I haven't heard anything....good, so far.
I'm still going though.

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73. "My ears may be off, but this album was like one long lullaby"
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I wasn't that familiar with their music until reading people go apeshit on here, so I decided to check it out. Didn't think it was necessarily bad...but all the songs seemed to follow the same tempo/harmonies/etc. and ended up putting me to sleep.

Streets won't let me chill.

  

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78. "kind of feel the same way."
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definitely have to be in a certain mood to listen to this album.

  

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85. "They're very promising."
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They seem to have a good grasp on one of my pet topics in modern American popular music: melody. Their melodies have a good balance of continuation, repose and finality, which has basically been abandoned in most R&B since the late 90s.

The trap they've fallen into is an over-reliance on earth tone vibe and that top-of-the-throat breathy lullaby thing you mentioned. If they could bring the melodies down to where they're singing from their diaphragms, that would be a great start.

I really like their chordal movement, too. I haven't read up on them yet but I'm guessing at least the pianist has studied music. Nowadays, studying theory and composition is one of the only ways to learn about how to do any of this, because it's largely vanished from anything that's a new release on the radio. Well, you could also have super high innate talent too, but that's not even really that necessary to create good music if you've been taught the right things.

  

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89. "yeah, listening to it in one chunk is sleepytime"
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individual tracks tho are great

  

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74. "For those that care"
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KING is re-pressing their album on limited edition gold vinyl. Pre-orders are available on their bandcamp website. Got wind of it yesterday via e-mail.

It appears they've had some success if they are going that route.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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LeroyBumpkin
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77. "dig this."
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87. "Arrived in the mail today."
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Interestingly enough, the location it shipped from is right here in NYC; I thought the trio was from Cali for some reason.

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88. "Doesn't mean distribution is out of Cali."
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>Interestingly enough, the location it shipped from is right
>here in NYC; I thought the trio was from Cali for some
>reason.

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90. "The sound of the vinyl is incredible..."
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...it's more orange than gold tho

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91. "For those interested"
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it appears the orange vinyl got restocked. I was just browsing to the site randomly and noticed it is for sale again; I believe it sold it pretty quickly after its initial run.

Also noticed they are nominated for Grammy as well. That was a very pleasant surprise.

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92. "good lookin' out."
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missed the last 2 times.
wasn't going to miss this one.

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93. "So this is the second re-press of the orange albums?"
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>missed the last 2 times.
>wasn't going to miss this one.

Interesting; they must be doing well for themselves business-wise. Hopefully the Grammy nod will get them even more shine. Cool to see a strictly independent group like this succeed in 2016.

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94. "Just checking on this."
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Any word?

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95. "on a new album? I've given up at this point"
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as great as the debut was it already featured songs(w/some tweaks) on the EP, it shouldn't take this long for new music.

  

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97. "I'm wondering if it's due to Anita's departure."
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Or maybe perfectionism?

I'm sure whatever they have, and I'm sure they have a good amount of material by now, it's likely fine to release.

Also sidenote: at one point earlier this year Anita had her Linkedin info publicly available and it said she was an agent or manager now, one of the two.

  

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96. "*stubs big toe runnin to this post*"
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got dammit

  

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