King Harobed
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King Harobed

Coalinga, California, United States | SELF

Coalinga, California, United States | SELF
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King Harobed is a folk group from Coalinga, CA. The band consists of childhood friends Brian Boomer, Dustin Herron and Kris Phillips, and as most childhood friends do they moved away and grew apart. Separated for year, the band members work and travelled but always thought about playing music. Then, in the summer of 2009, they reunited and created King Harobed and released their debut self-titled EP.

King Harobed is an EP chock-full of earthy alt-country songs about hard times, farming, and simple living. The opening “Gardener's Delight” is a fun and catchy song with a mandolin embellishment while the foot-stomping “Backroad Blues”enhanced by an electric guitar. On “Hard Patch Earth” the earnest vocals deliver a sad song about bad luck, bad soil, and no crops and the slide guitar colors “Our Debts We'll Repay” with a wistful tone.

It's a tasty homegrown album straight off the farm and the band is giving it away, so go to their bandcamp site for a free download of the EP King Harobed. - Common Folk Music


While Brian (a.k.a. King Harobed) is obvs a totally nice dude he is obvs insane as well. This is the man who made the Edward Abbey comparison and while you might think I'm only talking up his music because a lady has no choice after a man makes an assessment like that, you'd be wrong. 'Hard Patch Earth' is a song that feels like home to me. I imagine that I could walk into my local MFA (google it, city folk) and gain me some serious cred with those retired men in cowboy hats if I played this jam. They'd be all, "Well dammit Roy Earl, my crops won't grow either!", and I'd be all, "See, THE HIPPIES GET IT!". - Everybody Taste - Folkhive


Discography

Horsehouse Singles, 2006 & 2008
King Harobed, EP, 2009
Upcoming LP, 2011

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King Harobed is a band from Coalinga, CA. A sounding board for the simple life that surrounds them, King Harobed seeks to complicate the simpler things in life, write music about it, and play it for the masses. Conceptualized in the late 90's, the band formed and reformed through numerous lineups in different cities throughout the West and then evaporated. Foaled in 2007, the band phoenixed to self-release two sets of singles, an eponymous EP in 2009 and is currently in the studio with their first LP that draws heavily on 60's folk, pop, alt-country and rock. The members of King Harobed are hard working broodstock with a passion for writing and performing music.