Joseph King

Late Show

Joseph King

Hallways, all boy/all girl

Wed, December 11, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12

This event is 21 and over

Joseph King
Joseph King
With a career spanning multiple genres, labels, cities and even continents, Joseph King’s music defines a decade-long journey of love, heartbreak, and reckless discovery. The Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and former front man of two successful bands--Deadbeat Darling and Canvas—now steps into the limelight with his unique 60's surf rock meets modern indie sound, and the release of his debut solo album, Wanderlusting (April 2014).
Hallways
Hallways
The romance between singer/songwriters Grant Burton and Stephanie Parrish inspired the two to form a band when they met in 2007. With strong vocals, haunting harmonies and the musical compliment of Steph on piano and Grant playing guitar, the two began writing, singing and performing together.

Hallways debut album, Ghosts, is “nothing if not perfectly titled. There are ghosts all over this disc, from the demons that dominate the lyrics to the ghostly moans of horns and musical saws in the background.” -Sound Magazine

During the recording of Ghosts, the duo began experimenting with extraordinary Seattle talent: multi-instrumentalist Kimo Muraki, drummer Brian Pappenfuss and bassist Shane Herrell. From 2009-2010, the band performed as a five piece ensemble, with touches of psychedelic folk, alternative country and indie rock. Hallways earned a reputation for their strong live performance. The band was selected on behalf of Seattle Weekly as a stand-out act of 2009 and performed at many notable festivals and venues in the Seattle area.

Grant and Steph moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2011 and have been playing shows and creating new sounds with a cavalcade of miraculous musicians. New bonds have been formed and adventures unfold. The couple was married in 2012 and are excited to further experiment and continue building on their sound, which has been called unclassifiable by their fans.

“If you haven’t had the chance to check Hallways out yet, you may be in for a surprise. For their live set, they have reconfigured their slow country ballads into more rockin’ tunes.” -KEXP

“After seeing them live, we are absolutely believers and we’re paying attention now.” -Sound on the Sound

“This is a band whose greatest asset is attacking its music with a certain abandon, leaving the songs to assert themselves.” -Sound Magazine
all boy/all girl
all boy/all girl
On the surface, all boy/all girl might seem like just another acoustic band. But the NYC-based septet uses its array of stringed instruments — cello, viola, guitar, double bass and ukulele — in a manner more akin to an experimental noise band. Fusing pop sensibilities with experimental curiosity and a flair for the theatric, the band bends perceptions of the limits of acoustic instruments.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com