Kingston Fog
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Kingston Fog

Band Alternative Folk


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2005 (Fall) - Urgency)
2004 - You'll Never Win, Love Always God (LP)



Kingston Fog is a 6 piece rock band from Ottawa, Ontario.

The band started off as a guitar/violin duo playing folk music with an indie-rock twist. After playing several shows around Ottawa, the band recorded an album, You’ll Never Win, Love Always, God, which combined the stripped down folk sound with unique indie-styled experimentation. The album made college radio charts and received favourable reviews across Canada.

Not long after the album came out, the band got in touch with a couple of friends from high school, one a classically trained pianist/safecracker, the other an accomplished drummer/singer/multi-instrumentalist. Both joined the band, and the quartet set themselves to composing and arranging new songs and fleshing out a new sound. They were then joined by two more old friends, a bassist and a multi-instrumentalist. The result will be the forthcoming album Urgency. The title implies the major evolution in the sound: the folk and indie-rock sensibilities remain, but they have been intensified by a complete overhaul of the arrangement. There are wurlitzers, buzzing organs, raining pianos; acoustic, delayed and distorted guitars; violins, violas, entire string sections; drums that jump from syncopated stabs to jackhammer cannons; bass that varies from holding the songs together to funking them to bits; and other guests that include an accordion we found, a saxophone we rented, and wooden box purchased at a flea market. With 6 members, each bringing different instruments and influences into the fold, the band presents an intense and exciting live show. The sound is organic but electric. The theme is not one chiefly of lost love but of an urgency that can be felt at all times.

This is music for the bedroom, for the stereo speakers, and for the getaway car.