King Air
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King Air

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
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"AustinSound Blog Review of "Pieces fall to Pieces""

It’s a pretty swank album, as we’d expect from the band’s credentials...the group has a distinct country twang going with the female vocals, but also carries some powerful power-licks. But you can check it out for yourself right now by downloading the album free from their website. -

"Girlie Action"

The lilt of Joy Baldwin's voice suggests that King Air missed its melodic moment in the 1990s when Mazzy Star Sundays ruled, but there's much more going on here. In Pieces Fall to Pieces, King Air reconnects Baldwin with her partners from 1990s alt-rock band Splinter. The results are irresistible - "Angela", "(Come On) Little Melody" - and with only nine tracks, straight to the point. -- Margaret Moser - The Austin Chronicle, May 29th, 2009


Pieces Fall to Pieces (2009)



King Air formed in late 2007 when guitarist Bill Baldwin and vocalist Joy Baldwin reconnected with former Splinter bandmate Mike Sherrill. Splinter was a late-90’s Austin mainstay featured on numerous compilations, including K-NACK’s Homegroan series. To complete the rhythm section, Mike recruited drummer Sean McGee. Mike and Sean had played together in cling., who appeared at Lilith Fair, and in local sensations 7% Solution, a band that received national attention from publications such as Rolling Stone and Spin.

Although all four members had been active on the local music scene in the 90s, each had fallen away from music to pursue careers and build families. When Bill and Joy finally returned to songwriting, they discovered they had a clearer sense of purpose, as well as a backlog of musical ideas and inspiration to draw on. The result is a diverse but cohesive group of well-crafted pop songs that prove you can celebrate a variety of influences and still be singular in your vision.

King Air's debug CD "Pieces Fall to Pieces" was recorded in 2008 at Bruce Robison's Premium Recording in Austin, TX. The nine indie pop songs vary in range from the country-accented "Shiny White Lights" to the joyful, organ-driven "Little Melody". Other standouts: "Pieces" with its swampy riff and darkly engaging lyrics, and "Right One" a hooky sing-along and crowd favorite.

The album is full of catchy guitar hooks and memorable melodies just waiting to be discovered by the right audience. Available on iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic, "Pieces Fall to Pieces" can be downloaded for a limited time at