Pennsylvanian pop punk quartet Carousel Kings have released their most exciting record to date, ‘Charm City’ could well be the album which welcomes this band into the big leagues
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‘Charm City’ kicks off with guitarist Will Barovick bursting straight into the fast-paced punchy riffs with which pop punk is so often associated. The balance between classic riffs and drum patterns synonymous with pop punk and David Alexander’s melodic pop vocals creates a distinct sound within such a well-established genre. Their first studio album to be released with Victory Records ‘Charm City’ is a mature, distinct sound which covers all major aspects a pop punk record should.
‘Unconditionally’ is the slow, calm, relationship inspired anthem whilst ‘Fractals’ is the song which will inevitably get any audience jumping at a live show. Carousel Kings manage to blend songs of different paces and styles seamlessly into what is sure to be the benchmark album in their career.
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‘Punch Drunk’ touches on the edgier, heavier side of Carousel Kings range whilst ‘Grey Goose’ is a prime example of a chorus written with a live audience in mind.
It is not hard to imagine a crowd screaming the lyrics back to ‘Here, Now, Forever’ in any sized venue, Carousel Kings are following up the release of ‘Charm City’ with a 43 date US tour which looks to be the start of a very exciting new chapter for this band.
In a year which marks the 10th anniversary for many classic pop punk albums, take Mayday Parade’s ‘A Lesson in Romantics’ for example, ‘Charm City’ may well be the album with which Carousel Kings success is attributed. A partnership with Victory Records is a sure fire way to ensure success for this band and ‘Charm City’ is just the first step in the right direction for Carousel Kings.
Charm City is out now via Victory Records.
Charm CityTrack Listing: 1. Grey Goose 2. Glory Daze 3. Here, Now, Forever 4. Bad Habit 5. Something Isn’t Right 6. Hate Me, Love Me 7. Charm City 8. Dynamite 9. Unconditionally 10. Fractals 11. Punch Drunk 12. Fool’s Gold 13. You Never Will
The bands tour dates are…
March 2 – Secaucus, NJ @ The Blue Room March 3 – Cambridge, MA @ Out of the Blue March 4 – Portland, ME @ The Z Club March 6 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk’s Place March 7 – Detroit, MI @ The Ritz March 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome March 10 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire March 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Studio 200 March 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage March 13 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews March 14 – Omaha, NE @ Dr Jack’s Drinkery March 15 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway March 16 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue March 18 – Portland OR @ Ash Street March 19 – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza March 20 – Grover Beach, CA @ Skips BBQ March 21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction March 22 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red March 23 – Tucson, TX @ The Rock March 24 – Big Springs, TX @ Desert Flower Art Bar March 25 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova March 26 – McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura March 27 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall March 29 – Bedford, IN @ The Company Concourse March 30 – Newport, KY @ The Thompson House March 31 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown April 1 – Augusta, GA @ The Iron Heights Venue April 2 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven April 3 – Margate, FL @ O’Malleys April 4 – Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks April 5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade April 6 – Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway April 7 – Baltimore, MD @ The Depot April 8 – Williamsport, PA @ The Ground Floor April 9 – Patchogue, NY @ 89 North April 10 – Lansdale, PA @ American Legion April 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale April 12 – Westfield, MA @ Slim’s Bar and Grill April 13 – Lancaster, PA @ LAUNCH Music Conference