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Battles

by Kingsley Flood

"A Rolling Thunder Revue with a punk rock sneer" (Boston Herald) that blends Dylan-esque storytelling with Kinks-ian pop and the urgency of the Clash.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. Don't Change My Mind
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2. Sun Gonna Lemme Shine
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3. Pick Your Battles
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4. Waiting On the River to Rise
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5. Down
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6. Sigh a While
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7. Hard Times for the Quiet Kind
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8. The Fire Inside
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9. King's Men
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10. Strongman
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11. Habit
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12. This Will Not Be Easy
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
With appearances on NPR, Esquire and Paste magazines and as two-time winners at the Boston Music Awards and in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, Kingsley Flood has solidified its reputation as a "Rolling Thunder Revue with a punk rock sneer" (Boston Herald).

Anchored by Rolling Stone premiere "Down," the latest full-length Battles asks a fundamental question at the heart of our current national mood – how can those who play by the rules, yet fall behind, get back on their feet? Inspired by everything from dictators clinging to power to an unemployed worker still packing his lunch every day, Battles was produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, David Wax Museum) and thrives on dynamics, blending Dylan-esque storytelling with wistful, Kinks-ian pop, and the urgency of the Clash.

The DC and Boston-based sextet contrasts old and new - jangly acoustic guitars with spikey electrics, gentle violins with rogue keyboards - while honoring hooks and melody. The rowdy live show earned them the title of "Boston's best live band" by the Boston Herald.


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Kingsley Flood! Caution!
This new CD from Boston band Kingsley Flood should come with a CAUTION label: This is an addictive substance! I can't stop listening...good songwriting AND musicianship is so hard to find these days...this band has it in spades...with the ability to switch it up dynamically at every turn. BUY THIS CD...and then research the back catalog as well....I'm serious...I can't stop listening!

Capegal

Love this album!
Kingsley Flood rocks out but can play a haunting ballad just as well. Great music and great lyrics played by talented musicians. You'll be glad you laid down the $$ for this stuff for a long time to come. See them live if they show up in your neighborhood. You'll be amazed as they are better live than they are this CD, if that's even possible.

Aaron

Kingsley Flood-ing our ears with awesomeness
If you are interested in listening to the hottest band on the East Coast right now, this CD is for you. Kingsley Flood blends influences that range from classic (Jimi Hendrix, Beach Boys) to contemporary (The Shins) to create the most innovative approach to Americana music that has swept this nation. Don’t think that this band is jumping on any kind of Americana bandwagon, as they have been writing and performing this music for years. Battles, the group’s newest album, is the culmination of years of hard work creating and perfecting their craft, which is evident with songs like “Down,” “Waiting on the River to Rise,” and “King’s Men.” In addition to inspirational and original lyrics, this band delivers tight and innovative musical performances on each song that prove their readiness to take on the national stage. For those of you desiring to keep in touch with the most exciting up-and-coming musical groups, this CD is a must-buy.