Today, Los Angeles based trio King Shelter shared their new single “Pick Your Poison” on The Alternative. The track is the first from their upcoming debut album $hame due out March 30th, 2018 on Broken Entertainment. The band will also be doing a short run of West Coast dates next month including an appearance at You’re Going To Hate This Fest with The Frights.
“Pick Your Poison” adds a little extra grit to the sound King Shelter has been pursuing since 2015 with their breakthrough EP, Failure. The track remains as catchy as the band’s previous work while simultaneously experimenting with outside-the-box ideas that will keep the listener guessing. “Pick Your Poison” will appear first in the tracklisting for $hame, and fittingly so, as it exemplifies the range of dynacism they achieve on the record. King Shelter keeps tight focus on this earworm of a first single as it is certainly an album opener that will compel the listener to continue on to the rest of the album.
Back in 2014, Taylor Hecocks formed King Shelter in La Mirada, CA while studying music at university with the lead guitarist, David Noble, and bassist, John Harzan. King Shelter kicked the project off by playing local shows around Orange County for friends and local music fans after they self-released a DIY album that Hecocks produced and engineered. The Failure EP would prove to be their first real stamp on the Orange County, CA music scene. King Shelter went from playing backyards before the release, to headlining the Constellation Room two months later, and eventually would move on to taking over the LA market – selling out The Echo in February of 2017. The band followed up their success with the Failure EP by releasing a series of singles that were produced by Adam Castilla from the Colourist. The band is set to release their debut album, $hame, this spring with Broken Entertainment that will solidify their mark on the Southern California music scene for years to come.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
2/17 – San Diego @ Soma w/ The Frights
2/22 – San Francisco @ The Depot w/ Mt Eddy + Heyrocco
2/23 – Santa Barbara @ Velvet Jones w/ Mt Eddy + Heyrocco