King Khan And The Shrines / What Is?
Album: What Is?   Collection:General
Artist:King Khan And The Shrines   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Vice Music Inc  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-13 Pull Date: 2010-02-14
Week Ending: Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 20
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 12, 2022: Lunar Echoes
Let Me Holler
4. Feb 11, 2010: Pherotones: Sunset Interview
Welfare Bread
2. May 15, 2022: Lunar Echoes
(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way
5. Feb 04, 2010: Pherotones
69 Faces Of Love
3. Apr 18, 2011: Your Alibi
Band Of Freak
6. Feb 04, 2010: Musically Assured Destruction
(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-14
Genre: Psychedelic Garage Rock
Sounds Like: Juan Trip, The Black Lips, 13 Floor Elevators General: These boys do a new “rock-n-roll” sound that integrates the bluesy sway and thump of southern soul with the grainy vocals and choppy rhythms of garage punk. Most tracks resemble a consistent sound that bounces between the push of instrumental built and pull of energetic vocals. Melodies are fun but not superficially light—socially conscious lyrics and fictional allegories give King Khan and the Shrines a seductive spirit of black humor and spontaneous lust. Start with tracks 1,2,3,4,5

Tracking Descriptions (No FCCs detected):
1. (3:13) Starts loud, with blatant electric guitar, distorted rift towards end, psychedelic feel
2. (2:35) Super catchy guitar arpeggios overlapped by soaring chorus vocals
3.(4:08) Softer track, vocals remind me of Grizzly Bear or My Morning Jacket, pursues a nice flow with a catchy chorus
4. (3:34) Fun guitar licks, shows off personality both instrumentally and vocally
5. (4:10) Has a beach rock vibe, sounds soo much like 13 Floor Elevators
6. (4:08) Another softer track that begins with stripped down guitar that leads into structured 70’s rock style
7. (2:31) Quick start, reminds me more of a garage punk than psychedelic
8. (5:32) Begins with steady snare drum, declining into cool random sounds that blend into structured rifts
9. (2:43) Starts loud, sung in French, has an antic vibe
10 (2:53) Slow but loud start leading into a fast-paced psychedelic sound with weathered vocals
11. (3:08) Loud electric guitar fluctuates between echoes and straight jamming, cadence of song climaxes towards end
12. (2:35) Catchy fast paced anxious rock
13. (4:32) Psychedelic rock vibe that is more upbeat and distorted
14. (4:19) Starts with a medium pitched ambient instrumental sound, vocals are super distorted, like singing underwater, slower/softer track with indie-rock hooks

Track Listing
1. (How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way   8. Cosmic Serenade
2. I Wanna Be A Girl   9. Le Fils De Jacques Dutronc
3. Welfare Bread   10. Let Me Holler
4. Band Of Freak   11. In Your Grave
5. I See Lights   12. Take A Little Bit
6. 69 Faces Of Love   13. Fear & Love
7. No Regrets   14. The Ballad Of Lady Godiva