Recorded and mixed by Jeremy Backofen (Felice Brothers) at Kirton Farm studios in Germantown, New York, “Stutter Pulse“, the newest gently moving offering from NYC based KING–MOB was tracked live in one take and finished off in various apartments and practice spaces around Brooklyn. The band returns to our pages with a special premiere and some details about their new work below.
KING-MOB is a boundary-pushing band that blends heavy sludgy sounds with intricate drum loops, re-interpretations of blues patterns, noise rock bits, and other experimental elements. Their music is a chaotic and intense experience that captivates listeners with its raw energy and eclectic mix of styles. With their blend of classic heavy sounds and modern experimental techniques, these guys are a must-listen for fans of heavy music who are looking for something truly unique and innovative.
“Stutter Pulse” is the first track taken from King-Mob’s forthcoming sophomore EP.
King-Mob is the duo of Irish guitarist / vocalist Aodhan O’Reilly and drummer Gabe Katz who met in 2014 while playing in NYC noise / surf band Black River Manifesto. After a delayed first tour due to the pandemic, in 2022 the band released their Debut EP Dead Roads and became regulars on the US East Coast DIY touring circuit.
The forthcoming EP from, which “Stutter Pulse” is drawn, sees King-Mob’s sound come into full bloom.
Heavily processed drum machines and percussion loops interlock with Katz’s thundering, minimalist rock drumming to form a bedrock for O’Reilly’s noise-blues guitar and distant but commanding croon reminiscent of both Mark Lanegan and Oliver Ackerman / A Place to Bury Strangers.
King-Mob interweaves aspects of Junior Kimbrough’s droning, modal approach to blues with the bombast of early Swans; the spirit of Link Wray, and a fascination with surf guitar meets The Birthday Party to cinematic effect. Fans of everything from The Gun Club to Death Grips to Chat Pile will find something to love in this work.
The track will be supported with a US East Coast Tour – see the dates below.
Feb 15 – Philly, PA @ House of YARGA
Feb 16 – York, PA @ York Inn
Feb 17 – Harrisburg, PA @ JB Lovecraft
Feb 18 – Wilmington, DE @ Jackson Inn
Feb 19 – Washington, DC @ Slash Run
Feb 22 – Boston, MA @ O’Briens
Feb 23 – Providence, RI @ AS220
Feb 23 – New Hampton @ Dojo Dungeon
Feb 25 – Queens, NY @ Windjammer