After countless miles out on the road - from opening for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Josh Ritter and Lucius to kicking off the main stage at last summer's Newport Folk Festival, Kingsley Flood finally decided to capture the intensity of its live shows on record. So the band came home to Boston, teamed up with first producer Pete Weiss, took over the basement of a historic armory building for two nights, and invited a few friends over.
The result, Live at the Armory, captures Kingsley Flood’s essence, what Esquire Magazine called "the kind of hard-rocking folk punk that makes you want to dance with the person next to you and then punch them in the face. In a totally good way."
Live at the Armory features evolved versions of fan favorites "Waiting on the River to Rise" and "Strongman" from Boston Music Awards' 2013 Album of the Year Battles. Singer/songwriter Naseem Khuri's vignette-style of character-driven stories are amplified in the intimate setting, revealing both sides of the income inequality gap, from the failed worker hitting the road in "Sigh a While" to the delusional dictator maintaining his grasp of power in "Strongman."
Live at the Armory pulses with the infectious energy, dynamics and emotion that define the band’s live performances.
released 01 July 2014
Recorded over two nights at Armory Sound, Somerville MA
Engineered by Pete Weiss, Michael Healey, and Jeff Gallagher
Mixed at Armory Sound & mastered at Verdant Studio by Pete Weiss
Cover photo by Allison Evans. All other photos by Pete Weiss.
Special thanks to: Tim Halle, Alec Roy, John Soares, Ziza Soares, Mike O’Hara, Sophie Innerfield, the families that let us go out on the road, the supporters that keep us there.
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