After a string of excellent EPs, Philly’s post hardcore band KING SLENDER are back with their first full-length effort, Gold Days, slated for a February 3 release via Tor Johnson Records, Chumpire, Killer Tofu Records, New Granada Records, and strictly no captial letters!
Imagine if Drive Like Jehu tried to make a Portraits of Past worship record. Vicious, yet straight ahead, the band fires on all cylinders with songs that strike a focused, critical attack.
Three vocalists and a two guitar onslaught with riffs that realize the urgency and depth of what makes emotional hardcore such a vital genre of music. Today, we’re giving you a proper display of their craft, with the new song “Stint”!
Kicking off with a good minute of striking, painful mid-tempo screamo intro, bringing reminiscence of great classics of the genre, the track transforms into a mournful main part backed by a striking cello part that finally explodes into a chaotic finale, magnifying the mood swing to an extreme. This three and a half minute jam sounds like a grand 10-minute epic.
Recorded at Gradwell House by Matt Weber. Additional Recording at New Sofa Studio by TJ Schilling. Mixed by Steve Poponi. Mastered by Bill Henderson / Azimuth Mastering. Additional Cello on Stint played by Greg Bortnichak.