Joseph King & The Mad Crush, EZ-RA

Late Show

Joseph King & The Mad Crush


Wed, September 27, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Joseph King & The Mad Crush - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Joseph King & The Mad Crush
Imagine yourself on a quiet rooftop at dusk. The city is sprawled out below, tucked into the night. Summer is drifting away, and there’s a feeling of sweet nostalgia lingering in the air. The sentiments abounding aren’t heartbreak or loss, but salutations to fading moments you’ll never get back. These are the emotions emanating from Joseph King and The Mad Crush’s debut EP, I Miss Everything.

I Miss Everything is the sophomore release from songwriter and frontman Joseph King. The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his unique songwriting and musical style, an amalgam of sincere, and sometimes quirky pop songs with pent-up indie rock edginess, surf rock undertones, and late 60’s throwback pop sensibilities.

The project is billed Joseph King and The Mad Crush, and it’s a fully realized manifestation of Joseph’s songwriting. I Miss Everything is a lush band effort, featuring a soundscape of moody organs and gritty ‘verbed out guitars, smoky yet smooth vocals, and grooves that vary from full-on surf rock to Doors-esque hypnotic vamping. Previously, Joseph has toured and recorded with Canvas (Austin, TX), Deadbeat Darling (New York, NY), and, in 2014, issued an elegantly essential solo debut, Wanderlusting.

This latest EP was recorded in studios and bedrooms across Brooklyn, as well as a few late night sessions on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Texas. The album is produced by Joseph, and co-produced by Mad Crush drummer Will Whatley and fellow Brooklyn musician and friend John Paul Frank. Joseph is joined on this album by his long time and now permanent band, featuring Will Whatley, drums, Dan Hyde, keys, and Taryn Chory, backing vocals.
EZ-RA - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
EZ-RA is the solo project of Black Taxi's lead singer, Ezra Huleatt. His sound veers into the folk meets electronic intersection, combining beats and harmonies alongside loops and horn riffs to develop a visceral soundtrack that back up his stories.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002