King Rey
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King Rey

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | SELF
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“The New Orleans based quintuplet rocks like The Beach Boys with an electric/modern twist. Their track “Honey Pie" off of their 6-track EP Street Friends, is the perfect tune to listen to as I scroll down Zooey Deschanel’s Tumblr page.” - Handclap Movement


“The New Orleans based quintuplet rocks like The Beach Boys with an electric/modern twist. Their track “Honey Pie" off of their 6-track EP Street Friends, is the perfect tune to listen to as I scroll down Zooey Deschanel’s Tumblr page.” - Handclap Movement


“[King Rey] is everything about summer and wine and the beach between your toes and that particular ache in your muscles that is never painful, only a soothing reminder of where you've been, where you're going, how the sand is still speckled across your back right when you're sitting on a patio with a case of cold beers and laughing conversations with that alluring afterglow of the dusk.” - Tune the Proletariat


“[King Rey] is everything about summer and wine and the beach between your toes and that particular ache in your muscles that is never painful, only a soothing reminder of where you've been, where you're going, how the sand is still speckled across your back right when you're sitting on a patio with a case of cold beers and laughing conversations with that alluring afterglow of the dusk.” - Tune the Proletariat


“Proven to be one of the great wild cards of the city’s musical landscape, [King Rey's] humbly forthright presentation is belied by a meticulous meld of psychedelic steeped classic rock and a soulful brand of electric doo-wop that harkens back to the early hit-makers at Stax records. An impressively produced debut for the band, [Street Friends] manages to perfectly convey the anomalous genre and decade leanings that they so effortlessly jump between in a live setting.” - Barryfest


“With breathy harmonies backing humid, strutting group-sung hooks, the towering Houma transplants have made waves here before making an album, their '70s-warped live show casting shadow puppets in the shapes of Harry Nilsson, Three Dog Night and the Beach Boys.” - The Gambit


“With breathy harmonies backing humid, strutting group-sung hooks, the towering Houma transplants have made waves here before making an album, their '70s-warped live show casting shadow puppets in the shapes of Harry Nilsson, Three Dog Night and the Beach Boys.” - The Gambit


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Street Friends EP

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King Rey is a five piece original band from New Orleans, LA. They spent the first year of their existence writing, playing shows, switching instruments, and converting their apartment into a make-shift studio space. The result was a 6 song EP called Street Friends. By 2011, King Rey had developed into a collective of musicians who were finally in a position to make the kind of music they had always wanted. King Rey paints their sound with primary colors, bending traditions and leaning on tropes. Every song is a collaborative effort, as each band member lends the song their own craft. The final product feels intentional and elegant, demanding attention while offering a familiar vulnerability.