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Chris King // James Steinle // Taylor Englert

  • The Buzz Mill 1505 Town Creek Drive Austin, TX, 78741 United States (map)

Chris King was born and raised in rural South Texas & now resides in Austin, Texas. 

"For the most part Animal plays out like one long, brutal tough-love intervention, with King himself squirming in the hot seat. Some fans may squirm a little, too, as the album finds King purposefully straying very much outside of his usually more sonically conservative country comfort zone. Doubtless most of these songs could have been presented just fine with standard acoustic singer-songwriter arrangements, but John Ross Silva’s production — packed full of Scott Davis’s lead guitar and Wade Josey’s brooding synth work — keeps King on edge the whole way through, his voice scrambling and sometimes outright straining for purchase against the imposing wall of sound. The results may not always make for easy listening, but they more than live up to King’s developing rep as one of the Texas music scene’s most compelling agent provocateurs — not to mention the album’s name and cover art: This Animal ain’t no pussy cat." RICHARD SKANSE, LONE STAR MUSIC MAGAZINE // @christopherck

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