Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Everybody’s Down with King Falcon

Coming straight out of Queens with a captivating mix of modern rock and a hint of vintage guitar, NYC based outfit King Falcon’s self-titled debut album is out now on Mascot Records.

To celebrate the release, the band has released a music video for their latest single Everybody’s Down’, a sugar rush of an anthem and strutting riff-based indy rock.

“That song’s message is sort of the foundation for the album of being this outcast person always looking for somewhere to be comfortable,” frontman Michael Rubin explained. Dive into the music video for Everybody’s Down here at RAMzine and stream King Falcon on all digital platforms here.

Embodying the bustling essence and urban vibes of King Falcon‘s hometown, ‘Ready Set Go’ from the album clinched an impressive #5 spot on the US Submodern Singles Chart. The music video for ‘Cadillac’ offers a visual spectacle, echoing the adventures of Ferris Bueller and featuring a striking red 1957 Eldorado Cadillac, while the most recent single ‘Rabbit Gets The Gun’ is a celebration of outcasts and underdogs.

 Drenched in garage guitar sounds, captivating pop choruses, soulful melodic lead vocals, and immersive indie-rock tones, the album narrates a tale of camaraderie, self-discovery, and the pursuit of rock n’ roll dreams. It was produced by Marshall Altman and mixed by 12-time Grammy-nominated Mark Needham.

As teenagers, Rubin and James Terranova from King Falcon were no strangers to the music scene, having started their journey playing in a band known as The Inoculated Canaries. Drawing inspiration from various genres such as classic rock, pop, and ska, the duo toured extensively around the USA’s Tri-State area, showcasing their original compositions. Their dedication even took them to prominent platforms like the SXSW conference in Austin and the 2020 NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA. The two were later joined by their close friend, Tom Diognardi, on drums, marking the evolution of their musical path.

Recounting his path to music, Rubin recalled his initial tryst with Guitar Hero. “My dad would often joke, ‘You spend so much time in front of the TV with that game, why not learn the real guitar?'” With the addition of Tom as the drummer, James transitioning from drums to bass, and the profound influence of their early hit ‘Shake! Shake! Shake!’ King Falcon was born. The pandemic may have put a temporary hold on their debut show, but their perseverance shone through with the single When The Party Is Over’, securing them a recording contract with Mascot Records.

Showcasing indie-rock adventurousness and classic rock swagger, think artists like Black Keys, Jack White, Cage The Elephant, The Strokes, Royal Blood, and The Killers, the full track listing for the album is: ‘Everybody’s Down’,  ‘Ready Set Go’, ‘Cadillac’,  ‘Set Me Free’, ‘Rabbit Gets The Gun’, ‘Soul Sucker’, ‘Ride’,  ‘My Name Is’,  ‘Touch’,  ‘On Your Soul’ and ‘Go On’.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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