“In an ideal world, King Washington would be topping the pop charts. Highly melodic and intellectual without isolating the listener…" - 7 Bit Arcade
“What you’re going to get from King Washington is the epitome of music being purged from the soul on stage. There is feverish, passionate playing instruments, phenomenal harmonies […], a perfectly crafted set that will keep you interested and waiting to see what they throw at you next.”
- Badass Bands Blog
MEDIA ALERT New York, NY (May 12, 2017) - LA-based indie rockers King Washington have just released the official music video for their second album single "Superman," from their forthcoming studio album Potential. The album is due out May 19 in digital, CD and LP formats, and is available now for pre-order. The Pledge Music pre-order is also live, and includes exclusive bundles with signed product.
"Superman" captures the frustrations of the artist - the feelings of not being good enough despite countless time and effort to improve and succeed. It buddies up to the band's inspiration behind the album title Potential and together, both titles reflect the push-pull of trying to get recognized, while also balancing the need for outside gratification to mark one's assessment of their own talent. The video crystallizes this as the camera follows fine artist Danielle Lee throughout her day as an aspiring artist. Ultimately, as King Washington's Tyson Kelly points out, "There is an underlying message that good things come to those who perservere."
In support of the new album, King Washington are currently in the throes of their album release tour. The tour routing includes a special album release in-store performance at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY. Please see below for all dates and tickets.
5/14 - Bronx Backyard BBQ; Bronx, NY
5/17 - Rockwood Music Hall; New York, NY
5/19 - Rough Trade; Brooklyn, NY **Album release in-store performance** Event Details
5/24 - Gypsy Sally's; Washington, DC
5/25 - The Vault; Berlin, NJ
5/26 - Yard Owl Brewery; Gardiner, NY
5/27 - Parish Public House; Albany, NY
5/28 - Toad; Boston, MA
5/31 - Rockwood Music Hall; New York, NY
6/08 - Schubas; Chicago, IL
6/09 - Company Brewing; Milwaukee, WI
6/10 - Pabst Record Store Crawl; Minneapolis, MN
6/10 - Kathy's Pub; Rochester, MN
6/11 - Steel Bridge Songfest; Sturgeon Bay, WI
6/12 - The Boobie Trap Bar; Topeka, KS
Drawing from diverse influences such as Grizzly Bear, The Crash Kings, The Talking Heads, The Beatles and Crosby, Stills & Nash, Los Angeles’ own King Washington are in the midst of creating the New California sound. By fusing classic vocal harmonies and lyrical melodies with a contemporary approach to songwriting, the band has created a unique sound that is as creative as it is familiar.
This album sees members Tyson Kelly (guitar, keys, vocals), George Krikes (lead guitar, vocals), and Billy Lee (bass, vocals) joined by David Contreras on drums. With two albums behind them, and a tour history that includes playing over 150 shows across the US since 2014 (sharing the stage with the likes of The Artic Monkeys, Collective Soul, and Ambrosia), King Washington plans on continuing the trend of blowing audiences away across the nation... as one of LA Weekly's top live shows in Los Angeles.
Official Album Art
01. My Reflection **
02. Superman **
05. Love Be Gone
06. Hey Boy
07. Nowhere's Hard To Find
08. I Wouldn't Laugh About It
09. The Other Side
10. Be Where You Belong
11. The Great Disguise
13. New Meaning
14. Climb Out The Valley