Friday, September 6, 2013

king khan & the shrines - idle no more

KING KHAN & THE SHRINES are back with another heavy dose of garage rockin' psychedelic soul in the form of a new album, IDLE NO MORE, out NOW on MERGE RECORDS !!!!!!!!

it's been awhile since we've heard any new material from KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES..... their last full length was 2007's smash hit, WHAT IS?.... (the following year, VICE put out the best of comp, THE SUPREME GENIUS OF KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES, though, but that didn't include any new songs)... so it's good to hear KING KHAN back with his old SUN RA, BACK FROM THE GRAVE COMPS and STAX RECORDS loving cohorts throwing down some new syrupy sweet, fuzzed out, soul soaked cavestompin' dancefloor-slaying tunes to kick start our next late night parties.....!!!!!

nobody, i mean, nobody is smashing those old soul, garage and psych records in one HUGE party record like KING KHAN is and on IDLE NO MORE you get TWELVE ass shakin' lysergic R&B stompers that'll get even the squarest of squares up and on his or her feet........  

let's just say SYL JOHNSON, ANDRE WILLIAMS and SLY STONE would be proud......

you can't deny a good time,
and that is exactly what KING KHAN & THE SHRINES bring to the table with their new lp !!!!!

grab some friends
and lots of booze,
crank the stereo
and get ready to go all night long!!!!
fun times are ahead!!!!!!!!

listen to some tracks off IDLE NO MORE below....
   and grab a copy from MERGE here !!!!!

and catch KING KHAN & THE SHRINES in person
(one of the wildest RnR shows you'll ever see)  !!!!

Oct 11 San Diego, CA Casbah
Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA Culture Collide Festival
Oct 13 San Francisco, CA Slims
Oct 14 Portland, OR Dantes
Oct 15 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 16 Seattle, WA Neumos
Oct 17 Boise, ID Neurolux
Oct 18 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Oct 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Oct 20 Kansas City, KS The Record Bar
Oct 21 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
Oct 22 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Oct 23 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Oct 24 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Oct 25 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Oct 26 Toronto, ON Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Oct 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Oct 30 New York, NY Webster Hall
Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Nov 1 Washington, DC Black Cat
Nov 2 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Nov 4 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Nov 5 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Nov 6 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 12 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Nov 13 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

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