Heavy Lies The Crown
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Heavy Lies The Crown

King Friday

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  • Listen to the song "Main Street"

    The fourth album by King Friday, Heavy Lies The Crown, showcases the duo's grittier side. Looser vocals and faster guitars mark this record as a bit of a divergence from the band's first three. Start with "Main Street" to get hooked, then get move over to "It's Only Midnight" for a hook that'll get stuck in your head.

    TLE-055  (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 FridayKing 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.