Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chasing Kings

Hahaa, made you look.

"Once upon a summer we were desperate to be younger still..."

Just what is Chasing Kings going on about in the title track of The Current State of Our Futures EP?! Younger still? What do they know about wanting to be younger still? They not even-!

"Forget what they say! We're still young!"

Yeah, that's right! None of these kids have even reached the age of twenty yet. But they sound so mature and upstanding. When I read that statement about their age in the press release, I had to stare at it for a few minutes just to make sure I hadn't read it wrong.
[EDIT: Huh, it turns out I can be wrong! For the most part, they are over twenty! My whole journalistic world is crashing down on me!]
They recently released The Current State of Our Future, their first EP. And it's fantastic. It's six tracks about relationships with people, with strangers and with towns. Pianos in the foreground and wonderful harmonies in the background.

Track List:

The Current State of Our Future (mp3) (iTunes)
An Empty Handshake
This Town
Dark Sunglasses (mp3) (iTunes)
All My Life

I am particularly fond of Dark Sunglasses. It's a song about being playfully bad ass, hence he's got a his "dark sunglasses and a box of cigarettes". But the tune is so fun and innocent, I'm not even convinced he's gonna smoke 'em. Playfully bad ass. Like when they gave a copy of the CD to a cop that pulled them over.

Playful. But in hindsight, bad ass.

With all this talent at such a young age, I'd say the current state of their futures is looking pretty damn good.


Anonymous said...

I just listened to their tracks on itunes. Watch out, they are going to be the next big thing. Best lp I have heard in a long time.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more...these guys are for real...