To be released August 3 at King's Barcade in Raleigh, NC
Self-titled debut full length album for Once and Future Kings.
The OFK album puts on display an emotional range not attempted in previous records: love and depression, isolation and community, nostalgia and longing for future. For the most part OFK sets aside the political tones common in the two previous EPs and dives into the personal. The lyrics represent an evolution as well - they are less terse, and they unite the songs through shared metaphor. The record eschews the contemporary trend of micro-genres and instead leans on variety. In this vein, songs range in complexity. Whether it's a two chord song or a ten chord song, OFK works on the interplay of eerily familiar melodies that morph into moments of unexpected awe. Pleasant drama is the aim. The addition of cello (Kaitlin Grady) on this record moves OFK toward that aspiration. Jess Edison takes on keys in the absence of the former keys player. Rush Enterline adds nuance and character to each song with his guitar work. The rhythm section (Matt and "Bearded" Matt) add more energy and faster tempos than previous records.
released August 3, 2013
Cello: Kaitlin Grady
Drums/Percussion: Matt Austin
Guitar: Rush Enterline, Jess Edison
Bass: Matthew Robinson
Keys: Jess Edison
Vocals: Jess Edison
Backing Vocals: Kaitlin Grady, Rush Enterline, Matt Austin, Matthew Robinson, Jess Edison
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