King Friday share "He's Everything I'm Not," play shows (2015)

King Friday is a band of the 21st century. Their music is available everywhere, but only digitally. They’re signed to a record label, but all have day jobs (flight attendant, legal assistant, field biologist). They’ve recorded 10 full-length albums and released five using nothing but a modest home setup. Their primary audience follows their hyperactive, pun-focused Twitter instead of packing out crowded venue spaces. They are an unapologetic band gaining steam in the most honest, practical way they know how, given the landscape of  modern independent music.
Listen/Post “He’s Everything I’m Not”
The only thing anchoring King Friday to another era is, contradictorily, their music. The songs hark back to more psychedelic times. They’re honest and fun, reminiscent of early Of Montreal recordings – a canon not unlike Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs. Paul Simon’s penchant for harmony and Harry Nilsson’s signature wail clearly influence their catalog – but there’s something else happening here. There’s a whimsy that can’t be faked – a non-self-aware-modern-stoner-dork vibe.
On July 10 the band will release The Big Strange, their sixth album in the last year-and-a-half via Tender Loving Empire. It’s by far the band’s most polished album to date. Crystal clear pianos and harmonies pave the way for songs about hypocrisy, inadequacy and adderall.
King Friday releases one album every three months and one video every week for #KingFridayFriday. Tune into their Youtube channel every Friday for a new clip and follow their Twitter for the best puns on the internet.
Catch them live:
07/18 Anacortes, WA – Causland Park (The Business Record Store Festival)
07/31 Seattle, WA – Vera Project (w/ Carseat Headrest and Native Eloquence)
08/08  Portland, OR – Alberta Street Pub (with Astro Tan and Liquid Light)