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King Friday

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  • Listen to the song "Agony and Ecstacy"

    King Friday’s music is reminiscent of early Of Montreal or Magnetic Fields recordings: The music is honest, fun, ultra-literate, and the deeper you dig, the better the band’s catalog gets. Paul Simon melodies and Harry Nilsson wails are hiding in these songs’ folds, but there’s also a whimsy here that can’t be faked. In just a few short years, the Seattle-based duo has recorded nine full-length albums worth of material—all of them wonderful, most of them totally unreleased. That’s why Tender Loving Empire is releasing one King Friday album every few months until every song is out in the world, in the hopes of shedding a little light on these otherwise unheard gems.

    TLE-056  (2015)
  • 1. See It Through
    2. It’s Only Midnight
    3. Keeping Good Company
    4. Can’t Do Much More
    5. Main Street
    6. Relative Luxury
    7. Grand Old Face
    8. Abyss
    9. Word of Mouth
    10. Goodbye (In Disguise)
  • King Friday King Friday King Friday is a band of the 21st century. Their music is available everywhere, but only digitally. They’re signed to a record label, but all have day jobs (flight attendant, legal assistant, field biologist). They’ve recorded 10 full-length albums and released five using nothing but a modest home setup. They are an unapologetic band gaining steam in the most honest, practical way they know how, given the landscape of modern independent music. The only thing anchoring King Friday to another era is, contradictorily, their music. The songs hark back to more psychedelic times. They’re honest and fun, reminiscent of early Of Montreal recordings. Paul Simon’s penchant for harmony and Harry Nilsson’s signature wail clearly influence their catalog – but there’s something else happening here. There’s a whimsy that can’t be faked – an endearing sense of humor, candor, and personality that leave audiences glad the band is a productive as they are fun to listen to.