Ken Lamken (keys/vocals) and Ben Taylor (guitar/vocals) set about composing a smart pop song that could serve as a singalong when they play live with their band Beecher's Fault. Matchstick Kings could do the trick, a piano driven power ballad with far better lyrics than usual in that particular niche. Your little sister will love them and pick up some pointers on out-of-the-box melodicism along the way. Lots of backing vocalists, so that even the musically challenged will understand that it is OK participate.
The single can be downloaded for free from Soundcloud.Live dates:
- 12/21 Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
- 12/31 The Queens Kickshaw, Queens, NY
- 01/17 The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA