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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

King of Prussia band Zonian Girls And The Echoes That Surround Us All
The story behind Athens, Georgia band King of Prussia's latest album -- the double album "Zonian Girls And The Echoes That Surround Us All" -- is inspired by a man changed by his travels. Frontman Brandon Hanick lost himself to Barcelona for three years and returned with 18 tracks recounting what the band's bio describes as the light and dark sides of the human psyche.

As a self-proclaimed indie "psychedelic indie folk pop" band, King of Prussia's "Zonian Girls" evinces each of those four words. The double album is full of lows and highs, laid out like the stages of a romance -- light-footed, breezy pop diddies at the start grow damp and heavy-hearted ("Divorce") towards the midpoint, before taking on a bitter edge ("Storming The Beach," "I Won't Cry"), and lifts into hopefulness and a smoky, sexy moving forward by the end ("Chain Smokin' Woman). Whether or not these songs were written with the intention to mimic the pulse of a failed romance, it succeeds.

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