Kingfish

Kingfish

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Dynamic structure and breathtaking leads make Texas's own, Kingfish, one of the most refreshing indie rock sounds of the south.

Biography

The promise of Kingfish is far from mere rhetoric. Having established themselves in the North Texas music scene, playing with such bands as Eisley, The Polyphonic Spree, Black Tie Dynasty, and The Afters, this self-written, recorded, produced, and released band could stand to be defined by their reviews alone. Being hailed, in the wake of their 2006 full-length debut album, "Fortune and Inheritance," to have “[challenged] the standards of rock music, providing the listener with a unique and interesting experience” (TexasGigs.com) with songs that are not only “pensive” but truly “thought provoking” (Emergenza.net). The musical talent and reputable influence within Kingfish is undeniable. Sam Smyers’ vocals are beautifully haunting in tracks such as “So We Go” and “Chasing the Seagulls,” their second single which received notable radio play on many collage radio and internet radio stations. Though the only, currently available glimpse of their progress is the single-take recording of “The Quintet” on the bands website, their sophomore album, or possible EP, is due out in late 2007 and promises to be “much fuller.” With the focus shifted to even larger dynamics in the realms of bell work, timbales, cello, flute, and louder, more extensive experimentation with instruments and sampling alike, the future of Kingfish looks anything but dim.

Lyrics

Latitude and Longitude

Written By: Kingfish

We draw these lines between us
All though they don't seem to fit
It's funny that we walk around
Feeling we're part of something
We are not
So see the truth and tell others
To believe in you
We live in dreams although
We can't feel them and
We talk in our sleep
No one can hear, can hear
We are dreaming
The imagination takes off and soon
We've created a world of its own
Perfection at its best
We are dreaming
So you are stuck in a position
You dont want to be in
Clouds are too high for your reach
They dont seem to want you there
A perfect place is near but
It's not here
We live in dreams although
We can't feel them and
We talk in our sleep
No one can hear, can hear it
We are dreaming
The imagination takes off and soon
We've created a world of its own
Perfection at its best
We are dreaming

You Are Here

Written By: Kingfish

No more broken bones
Been put in the wrong position
Feeling what others are not
We will call you when we are done
You are second to none
You are here
You are here
Watch your step to the ground
Given that the floors are not even
Making your way without a guide
Reaching for what you desire
You are second to none
You are here
You are here

Discography

"Fortune & Inheritance" LP
1.Barbaric
2.Promise
3.So We Go
4.You Are Here
5.Rainy Day Gloom
6.Latitude and Longitude
7.Chasing the Seagulls

Set List

A mix of new songs, and "Fortune & Inheritance" songs

Standard New songs:
Pollimer, The Quintet, Satellites, Do You

Common "Fortune & Inheritance" songs:
Chasing the Seagulls, So We Go, Promise