TAKE A LEAK: KING’S X – XV
King’s X’s MySpace page bills them as “American Rock Royalty.” An exaggeration? Perhaps, but even if King’s X aren’t American rock royalty they sure deserve to be, having put out consistently awesome music over their 20+ year career that has now reached its 15th album, the appropriately named XV.
The band has posted the album’s lead track “Alright” on their MySpace page. XV doesn’t drop until May 20th, but DjAjar.com has the leak. Having listened to the album, I like what I hear. It sounds like a mix of all eras of King’s X — the groovy early material, the hard edge of the early-mid ’90s stuff (self-titled and Dogman) and the experimentation and vocal harmonies of the Tapehead era and beyond. If you love King’s X, as I do, you’ll like it. And if you don’t, you’re a poo-poo face.
Pre-order the record at Amazon.