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The Ks

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"The Ks, Sons of New York City"

We met the Ks a while back on these pages.
This morning we stop in and pay them a visit, allowing new readers to check them out.

The talented band is led by singer-songwriter Dan Kilian.

The following tracks are from the band's release, Skunk:

The Ks - Baby Why Your Eyes So Wild?
The Ks - Shiraqin
The Ks - Why I Look At Girls On The Train

Good stuff! I strongly encourage you to check this band out:
- Ryan's Smashing Life

"Album Review"

The Ks' newest album Skunk is full of short, power pop gems.

The first track, Turn It Up, is a rocking tune reminiscent of '80s metal bands. The vocals of lead singer and guitarist Dan Kilian sound a bit like the lead singer from the Violent Femmes. The next tune, Baby Why Your Eyes So Wild?, has a catchy bass line and a catchy melody that is enhanced by the group's harmonizing vocals.

Highway of the Endless Night has a heavy '60s garage rock influence. On Shiraquin, Kilian sings about an attempted sexual conquest, telling the girl "sleep with me or [your] whole town dies." Why I look at Girls on the Train is moody and magical as Kilian sings about looking at girls on the train. The album ends with I Died of Shame, which opens up with some intricate guitar playing and once again takes on the '60s garage rock feel.

Fans of well-crafted power pop/rock tunes will enjoy this band.
- Perpetual Toxins


LPs:The Ks Can't Get It Together, Skunk
Singles: Shiraqin
I Can't Get It Together
Why I Look at Girls on the Train
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TheKs embody the sounds of the letter K, crunching and crying out songs of work, heartbreak and lust. They focus like no one playing today and sound at times like James Brown meeting Pavement (more accurately, Stephen Malkmus fronting the JBs); late period Elvis Presley and The New Pornographers, Tom Waits and the Clash, The Beatles and The Pixies. This band effortlessly cops whatever sounds seem appropriate (The Rolling Stones and Spoon. It’s endless.), and still makes music that remains theirs. The songs are strong and the band is tight. The shows are old school extravaganzas pulsing with wit, depth and soul.

Singer and writer Dan Kilian, who came to New York after some years toiling in obscurity in the overlooked yet still “important” Louisville band The Uglies, formed TheKs last year with guitarist Ray Beyda, then overhauled the band this year bringing onboard former Pleasure Mechanics members Dave Benjoya, guitarist and arranger, Ian McLaughlin on bass and Dave Dorbin on English horn and vocals. Keyboardist Mike DeSeve, drummer Dave Campbell and the K-oss Theory Horns (Dave Prager, Ed Renz, and Marty Sacks) round out this tightly stitched Frankenstein’s monster of entertainment. They are TheKs. Go see their show and buy their products.

Contact Dan Kilian 718-729-8479