Queens, NY-based rock outfit King Falcon has released “Ready Set Go,” the latest taste of their upcoming debut album, slated for release later this year. A supercharged indie rocker with a Black Keys sense of blues-punk dirt, produced by Marshall Altman (Citizen Cope, Wayne Shepherd, Mark Broussard) and mixed by 12-time Grammy-nominated mixing engineer and producer Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac), “Ready Set Go” captures the frenetic urban sprawl of the band’s hometown of New York City.
Melding indie-rock adventurousness with classic rock swagger, King Falcon’s ultra-catchy songwriting recalls artists like Black Keys, Jack White, Cage the Elephant, The Strokes, Royal Blood, and The Killers. “Ready Set Go” will be featured on Alternative Radio’s SubModern specialty radio shows on June 9th-10th.
Comments King Falcon’s Michael Rubin:
“The three of us are from New York, born and raised, so we wanted to write a song that captured the speed and the electric energy that we felt while walking around the city. The drums represent that excitement and anticipation as you emerge from the subway station, then the bass and guitars come in for that big reveal as you make your way outside. Are you ready for it? Well, get set and go.”
The single was released today alongside a cinematic music video capturing Rubin in the streets of Manhattan, rushing to get to a show on time. “This video was actually one of the more physically demanding ones we have filmed,” Rubin adds. “We basically spent an entire day sprinting around New York at full speed while carrying gear! My personal favorite part of the video is where Tom’s car won’t start. While we were shooting that scene, James accidentally broke off one of the door handles on Tom’s car so he basically had to open it with his fingernails for the rest of that scene.”
The release of “Ready Set Go” follows King Falcon’s March single “Cadillac,” brimming with garage guitar riffage, power pop choruses, soulfully melodic lead vocals, and vibrant indie-rock atmospherics. The “Cadillac” video snapshots an actual Ferris Bueller-like joyride with Rubin’s buddy’s red, rare bird 1957 Eldorado Cadillac. Rubin continues, “I got to drive this beauty with no brakes, no plates, and a flat tire,” Rubin recalled. “Everybody, including the cops, waved as I cruised this spaceship around the neighborhood.”
King Falcon Tour Dates:
Saturday, June 10 – Industry – Huntington, NY
Sunday, August 6 – The Rusty Nail – Ardmore, PA
Wednesday, August 9 – Mag Bar Old Louisville – Louisville, KY
Saturday, August 12 – Coda Bar – Tremont, OH
Saturday, August 19 – Industry Huntington – Huntington, NY
Saturday, September 30 – The Delancey – New York, NY
Sunday, October 29 – Industry – Huntington, NY
Friday, November 17 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY