Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Download: King of Prussia -- "Misadventures of the Campaign Kids"
While a quick assessment of King of Prussia's debut might bring to mind the Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, or a more straight-ahead Flaming Lips, the band's deftly-designed, often misanthropic, lyrics--which speak of home as place, home as state, consumerism, summertime, etc.--place the band closer to the Steely Dans and Magnetic Fields of the world. The point here is that it's hard to categorize KoP, even if their erudite power pop is warmly familiar. They are definitely a fitting band to reboot the Kindercore label!