Already a big hit in the U.K., [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Duke & The King[/lastfm] is now set to release their self-titled LP in North America. Look for it to touch down on August 16th featuring 12 songs that have each, in one form or another, been released to European audiences and played out live in bar rooms and show places across the continent. Click through to learn more about the band, which features Simone Felice, formerly of [lastfm]The Felice Brothers[/lastfm].
Each of the song on the new record has been on the bands previous two albums, Nothing Gold Can Stay and Long Live the Duke & the King, but they have only been for the U.K.’s ears alone. Now that the band has grown so much in popularity over in the U.K., they’ve decided to put the best of what they got and send it over the Atlantic to America where all genres of music have a plethora of followers. The new album is set to be available in CD, vinyl and digital formats so everyone can find a way to listen to them.
Previously a member of the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Felice Brothers[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simone Felice[/lastfm] is the head of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Duke & The King[/lastfm]. He is accompanied by Robert Bird Burke, Simi Stone and Nowell “The Deacon” Haskins who make the group a whole. These guys create a undeniably soulful sound that cant be matched by anyone.
“These are songs of memory and regret, of reminiscence and desire, songs that reflect on love and childhood and Americanness and, more than anything, on times passing… each song somehow sounds like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.” – Gaurdian
“Album of the year. Songs so perfectly formed they may have been around forever… Like some lost classic from the Seventies, Simone Felice and songwriting partner Robert Burke blend Americana , soul and psychedelia with a classic singer-songwriting… Simone has the poetic gift and fearless aesthetic to rank among the all-time greats, from Cohen to Cave.” – Daily Telegraph
“If You Ever Get Famous” radio recording
1. “If You Ever Get Famous”
3. “The Morning I Get to Hell”
4. “No Easy Way Out”
5. “Union Street”
6. “Hudson River”
7. “You and I”
8. “Shine on You”
10. “Have You Seen It?”
11. “One More American Song”
12. “Don’t Take That Plane Tonight”
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