Twelve25, King Pari, Rujen
Sunday March 19, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Jessica Goodson Recommends: Twelve.25 brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “genre-blending.” Bedroom pop, hip-hop, R&B, alternative and psych rock sounds can all be heard on their 2021 album Upside of Down. These friends from the suburbs of Atlanta write songs that are incredibly unique in their sound and relatable in their message of existing as a young adult. This opener is not one you’d want to miss, see them with King Pari and Rujen at the Earl on March 19. — JG
From the venue:King Pari is an almost accidental project. Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones) and Joe Paris Christensen (PHO) didn’t even set out to start a band. When Joe texted Cameron some jams whipped up on his tape machine, Cameron hit him back with “what is this? I want in”. Ten minutes before they first linked up, Joe built the loop for their first single, ‘Sunshine,’ which they then wrote on the spot in a flurry on collective inspiration. The rest of their forthcoming MARY EP grew from recording sessions in Joe’s Northeast Minneapolis bedroom, a guest house in New Orleans and a cabin in rural Wisconsin. Minneapolis left an obvious mark — the influence of Prince and the Minneapolis Sound, approached from a fresh psychedelic angle. It’s been called stonersoul, lo-fi R&B, dub meets '80s electro with a heavy dose of funk.
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