The first time I heard Time King was at a show. I had just made my LIRR train, exhausted after a full work week yet trying to get in gig mode. Playing in Long Island puts you in the same giant boat with everyone from patriarchs Billy Joel and Public Enemy to mid-aughts revivalists Brand New and Taking Back Sunday - it's not illogical to consider "The Island" its own musical state, separate from the bustling city and its boroughs. So there I was in Amityville, and the sound coming off the stage was intricate, charismatic, dynamic and in a few time signatures that I wasn't quite putting together. In short, Time King immediately impresses. I had to get in gig mode quick.
They happen to sound just as good on their self-produced debut LP Suprœ, due out next month. The band (singer Kalvin Rodriguez, guitarists Brandon Dove and Shayne Plunkett, drummer Matthew Nazario and bassist/engineer/mixer James Meslin) has released a live version of lead single "Take Cover" as a g...
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