Song of the Day: Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Flown Away

Song of the Day
12/02/2016
Geran Landen

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Flown Away” by Kingdom of the Holy Sun, from the 2016 album At The Gates of Dawn on Dead Bees Records.

Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Flown Away (MP3)

A quick internet search of Kingdom of the Holy Sun reveals that the Seattle, WA band's music has found eager ears all over the world. That may seem odd for a band just starting to gain traction, but Kingdom of the Holy Sun's true domain has never been earth, let alone the United States. The 6-piece delivers cosmic sounds through their garage tinted brand of psychedelia, whisking listeners away on otherworldly journeys. Their 2016 release, At The Gates of Dawn, features all the cosmic appeal of earlier albums with more focused song writing, resulting in 10 tracks you can sing a long to as well as get lost in. For those unfamiliar with the band's latest offering, At The Gates of Dawn lead track and song of the day "Flown Away" is the perfect place to start. The track offers a minute of shimmering instrumentation featuring a buzzing guitar and the elegant canter of strings playing tug-of-war over the lead melody before rolling vocals take the forefront. It is a meandering affair that will have even the most grounded listeners floating away among the sonic clouds of Kingdom of the Holy Sun.

Unfortunately Kingdom of the Holy Sun does not have any announced upcoming shows, but keep an eye on their Bandcamp and Facebook pages for possible future shows. Check out a video for today's song below.

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