Kingsburymusic.net is going to be the portal to everything we do from here on. Every time we record a new song, we will post it. All the pictures we take, the videos we make, the ideas we have, everything will be on the site. And we will post it as quickly as we can make it. Think of it as an online music blog, but the only content will be content we create.
The site is going to have a donations link, so that if you feel so inclined, you can help us with making our wonderful content. All of the donation money will be reinvested into our recording studio, gas for our van, and other infrastructure we may need to make more abundant and higher quality audio and video.
All of our records and related merchandise will still be on sale for all of you on Post-Records.com. Hardcopy releases will still be released on Post-Records, and if we get enough money from donations, we are going to press vinyl copies of “Lie To Me” and “The Great Compromise”.
We strongly feel that the way people consume music and media is radically changing, and as technology changes, the relevance of the album will continue to come into question. Rather than try to fight a changing media climate, we would rather spend our time setting up a system that we can be as creative and constant as possible.
We are going to change the way we do things as a band, because our culture and technology is changing. We are excited about the change, and we hope you are too.
Lie To Me
From May 2007 to July 2008, Kingsbury tried numerous different writing and recording strategies in their home studio, Sugarwood, in Winter Park, FL. The band (Mark Freeman, TJ Burke, Samantha Christine, and Bruce Reed) was still involved in promoting their critically acclaimed debut full-length “The Great Compromise” and touring across the country, but used what little time they had to write, record, and craft music in ways outside of what they were used to. The result is “Lie To Me”, the follow-up EP to “The Great Compromise” and the first of a series of recordings released for free on the bands recently rebuilt website, kingsburymusic.net.
“Lie To Me” exploits the more atmospheric elements of what Kingsbury does. With six songs, it still clocks in around thirty minutes. The songs share a strong emphasis on subtlety and dynamics, but remain incredibly gripping. The record is rich with layered compositions and Reed’s voice sounds more comfortable than ever. Instrumental tracks like “Ocarina Mountaintop” and “Armada” were born out of sonic manipulations and stream of conscious recording, while songs like “Holy War” and the title track, “Lie To Me”, were crafted in the studio completely live. As a whole, “Lie To Me” delivers on Kingsbury’s strength; music that is uncomfortably gorgeous and beautifully unnerving.
The EP will be released for free on the band’s recently rebuilt website, kingsburymusic.net, this November and will have an official release early next year on Post-Records.
Edited by T-WATT on 17 Jun 2009, 03:48
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