The Evens – King of Kings – Music Stream

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“King of Kings”
The Odds (Dischord Records)
release date: 11/20/2012
by Scott Hefflon

Third release, first in six years, 13 offerings from the duo of Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Embrace, Dischord Records, etc.) and former Warmers drummer Amy Farina. Still naturally catchy in that stripped-down way, less angry than Ian’s longtime fans might be used to, but that’s where he’s at these days. Amy carries most of the vocals, Ian does have a few vigorous strumming moments, but “King of Kings” is essentially a decent acoustic number you could hear in any college town bar with a small stage. Intimate and pleasant, but not anything to get too excited about. And it just kinda stops…

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