New York rockband King Falcon hebben zojuist hun nieuwe track “Cadillac” uitgebracht via Mascot Records. King Falcon combineren klassieke rock-swagger met indie-rock en hun catchy song writing doet denken aan artiesten als Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, The Strokes, The Killers, Royal Blood en Beck.

“Cadillac” is geproduceerd door Marshall Altman (Citizen Cope, Matt Nathanson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mark Broussard) en gemixt door de 12-maal Grammy genomineerde producer en mixer Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac, The Airborne Toxic Event). Het indie-rock nummer zit vol met gitaarriffs die je maar niet uit je hoofd krijgt, een krachtig refrein en soulvolle vocalen.

King Falcon’s vocalist Michael Rubin over het ontstaan van “Cadillac’, “My best friend has had this 1957 Cadillac Eldorado parked in his garage for as long as I’ve known him. Every single time that we saw each other, I would   pester him about trying to get it started so we could take it for a joyride. The car hadn’t moved in years – but it wasn’t in bad shape or anything, it had just atrophied as all mechanical things tend to do when they sit around unused and unloved”.  He continues “One day I decided to take matters into my own hands. I showed up at his house with a couple of tools and a can of starter fluid and before you know it, we were cruisin’ down the boulevard in this unregistered Cadillac with 40 year old tires. Totally unsafe and illegal, but it was the single most fun I have ever had riding in a car. That old Caddy turns WAY more heads than any new Lamborghini or Ferrari!  The second I heard the engine roar to life I knew that this was a special moment that I wanted to write about. The song came together after about 8 days of sitting in front of my computer screen listening to the bass part on loop (much to the chagrin of my neighbors). I felt that the song had to embody the coolness of the moment but also the excitement and danger of driving around in a 5000 pound car with crappy brakes and no license plates”.

In de video voor “Cadillac” is de band te zien in een Ferris Buller-achtige joyride in een zeldzame rode 1957 Eldorado Cadillac. Rubin vertelt verder “I got to drive this beauty with no brakes, no plates, and a flat tire—everybody, including the cops, waved as I cruised this spaceship around the neighborhood. It broke down twice while we were filming, and we had to push that two and a half ton beast uphill on a gravel road. I now have a chronic injury from doing that – as a reminder of an experience I will never forget. We were able to mix in some cool animation to enhance the storyline of the video, we hope everyone enjoys it!”

Michael is de drijvende kracht achter King Falcon op creatief gebied, maar drummer James Terranova is essentieel voor de geest van de band. Zijn perfectionistische, vooruitstrevende persoonlijkheid is het perfecte contrapunt voor Michaels vrijgevochten geest, “I would take a bullet for him, but I may also be that person to shoot him,” grapt Michael. Tot nu toe was King Falcon een gitaar- en drumduo, maar het tweetal heeft onlangs een nieuwe drummer verwelkomd en James is overgestapt naar bas.

In 2020 bracht het duo de funky en aanstekelijke single “Shake! Shake! Shake!” uit. De pandemie wist de kalender van King Falcon echter vrij te maken voordat het zelfs maar de kans kreeg om een show te spelen. De mannen maakten er het beste van door hun single “When The Party Is Over” naar labels te sturen. “That song represented me trying to convince my parents, and myself, that I could get somewhere playing guitar,” vertelt Michael. Het nummer leidde uiteindelijk tot een platendeal bij Mascot Records.

King Falcon is nu dan eindelijk in de gelegenheid om hun eerste shows te spelen. “It took two and a half years to get here,” zegt Michael. “If you asked me when I first got my guitar if we would get a label and be where we are today, I would have said, ‘oh yeah, no problem,’ but I’ve learned the reality of it all isn’t that simple. It is amazing to be where we are today, but it was definitely a challenging journey.”

King Falcon is:
Michael Rubin – Lead Gitaar en Vocals
James Terranova – Bas
Tom Diognardi – Drums

31 maart 2023
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