Philadelphia’s King Slender creates emotional hardcore that is vicious and focused. Three vocalists and a two-guitar onslaught materialize into a sound with both urgency and depth. Fans of both ’90s stalwarts like 400 Years, Portraits of the Past, and Drive Like Jehu, as well as more recent rippers like Touche Amore and La Dispute are sure to appreciate the approach.
After a string of EPs, Gold Days is King Slender’s debut full-length. Five labels collaborate in the release, TOR JOHNSON RECORDS (exclusive red), KILLER TOFU RECORDS (exclusive green), CHUMPIRE (exclusive clear), STRICTLY NO CAPITAL LETTERS (UK) and a cassette release (limited to 70) from NEW GRANADA RECORDS. Look for it February 3.
Of “True Sin, the second single from the album, the band says, “Instrumentally, it’s a fight or flight approach, punching from every direction. Being put in an impossible position, the track explores the depth one would reach in search of an answer to the unknown.”
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