Hi everyone! We are happy to introduce and welcome Pat Besecker (drums) and Matt Holmes (guitar and bgv) to Kingsfoil! We couldn't be more excited to have them join the band! Not only are they amazing musicians, but they have been friends and supported us for years! Pat and Matt understand how important our fans are to us and they are looking forward to meeting and performing for you guys! Please welcome them at our FIRST show together at The Chameleon Club on June 28! (click the link below for details!)
Thanks and we'll see you soon,
-Jordan, Tristan, Tim, Pat and Matt https://facebook.com/events/246283882231196/?ref=5
We are a couple weeks into our album release tour and we've already met a ton of great people on the road. We feel so lucky to be able to see people singing our songs in towns we've never been to before! We would also like to thank everybody who came out to our album release party at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster last weekend! We had such a great time and are still overwhelmed by how awesome our friends, fans and family are!
We still have a bunch of dates coming up for the rest of October. You can watch our tour announcement (plus some of us eating our own CD) here on YouTube (with all tour dates at end of video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO9a—FTxIs . If you have friends or family in any of the cities that we are playing in, please pass the word along to them!
In case you missed it... Our brand new album came out last week. You can download it on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beating-heart-is-bleeding/id557985179?i=557986535&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 And if you haven't checked out this CBS interview, you can here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57523732/frankie-muniz-has-a-new-gig-drummer-for-kingsfoil/
and last but not least watch our VH1 performance here: http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/835983/kingsfoil-perform-what-your-mother-taught-you.jhtml#id=1694542
Plus the interview here: http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/840101/kingsfoil-on-how-they-formed-their-band.jhtml#id=1694542
Here is a list of the dates for our fall tour!
9.29.12 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA 9.30.12 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA 10.1.12 Frankie's Inner City - Toledo, OH 10.2.12 High Octane Lounge - Romeo, MI 10.4.12 The Kent Stage - Kent, OH 10.5.12 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL 10.7.12 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN 10.9.12 Mojo's - Ogden, UT 10.12.12 Elements Venue - Bakersfield, CA 10.13.12 The Whiskey - West Hollywood,CA 10.14.12 Martini Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ 10.16.12 The Hut - Tucson, AZ 10.17.12 The Pine Box - Midland, TX 10.18.12 The Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX 10.19.12 Crossroads - Tyler, TX 10.20.12 The Cypress - Metairie, LA 10.21.12 The 1982 Bar - Gainsville, FL 10.23.12 Swayze's - Marietta. GA 10.24.12 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN 10.25.12 The Recher Theatre - Towson, MD 10.26.12 Heron Ponds Amphitheater - Delmar, MD w/ Eve 6 and Everclear 10.28.12 World Cafe Live - Philidelphia, PA
Hope to see you all soon!
We have been very busy lately getting the new album ready for you all! Check out these sweet pre-order packages! All pre-ordered CD’s will be autographed by the band!! Limited supply! Not to mention, you'll be one of the first people in the world to have our brand new CD!!
To pre-order your new CD, go here: http://www.shopbenchmark.com/kingsfoil
For our latest video update about the album PLUS slightly disturbing images, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1d72U54lQc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
If you have not had a chance to watch our new music video for our new single "What Your Mother Taught You", you can do so by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-BkEDEWl3k (make sure to set your youtube player to HD)
We had a blast working on this video with our new friend Louis Sparre. He understood what this song was about from the start... and after 12 hours of filming, throwing burning logs, playing the song at a painfully high volume, we came out with something that not only compliments the song but stands on it's own as a badass video! We would like to thank everybody who was involved with making this video!
We released the video on USA Today Pop Candy, but you can watch in HD on our youtube channel! If you dig the video please share it in anyway possible. Every time you share or tell a friend it helps us tons! Posting on facebook, twitter or e-mailing the link to friends is the best. Thanks for any support you can give!!!
Make sure to mark Tuesday, September 25th for our new album “A Beating Heart Is A Bleeding Heart” on iTunes and then if you are in the PA area we are having a huge album release party on September 29th at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA. Show starts at 7pm. We are pumped to have our friends Darry Miller and the Veil, Sinclairty, Jesse Baker and Last Scene In Reno on the bill with us. This show will be huge. Don't miss it!
Keep checking our website, facebook etc. for our upcoming nationwide tour dates!
Have you downloaded our App on your Apple or Android Smartphone!!?? If not... get it now! Just search “Kingsfoil” and be automatically up to date with everything we are doing right on your phone!!
Lastly... Keep an eye out for a possible new song leak before album comes...
Love you guys!!
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We would like to start off with the news that Joe has decided to leave the band. He would like to focus on his job and home life. We are very happy for him and very thankful for all the years he put into Kingsfoil and all the good times we had with him! We will be forever grateful and wish him all the best. Send him your love! Joe informed us of his decision about 6 weeks ago and we've been auditioning drummers since and found a great fit. We'd like to welcome our new drummer Frankie.
We've finished our new album and are like little kids on xmas morning. WE ARE EXCITED about our new music. Much more news on this to follow.
Thanks for being amazing fans and friends! we are more pumped than ever to make and play music for you all!
As Part of WXPN's 12 Days of Christmas our song "The Valley" will be available as a free download tomorrow Dec. 20th on their website! http://thekey.xpn.org/tag/xpns-12-days-of-local-christmas/You can also tune in to WXPN at 9:40am and 1:10pm to hear the song on the radio! Thanks everyone! We hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!!!
We definitely are... lots of exciting things happening for us this coming year:)
-The Kf boys
Hey everyone!! Tis’ the season for rock! We’re really excited to announce that we just released a brand new song available exclusively on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL2eKspribg! It’s our end of the year gift to you and we hope you like it!
Also, we have our last two shows of the year coming up to wrap up 2011! We’ll be playing The Grape Room in Philly on Dec. 15th and The Chameleon Club Dec. 30th! We’ll be selling adv. tics for The Chameleon show for $8, so send us a message if you’re interested.
Lastly we are honored to be nominated by our friends at Tri-State Indie for “Indie Pop Rock Band of The Year”! Make sure to check out the link and show your support by voting! Voting is limited to 1 vote per day. http://polldaddy.com/poll/5713109/ We are also up for an award as artist of the year from the 717 music awards. Please support both of these regional award events, they help show that there’s a vibrant and growing music scene in and around the area!
The only thing left to do is have a great Holiday Season and enjoy the rest of 2011! We definitely will:)
-the boys of Kingsfoil
How do you get Kingsfoil to play with Cee Lo Green and The Black Keys? We’ve been given the opportunity to play at Virgin Mobile’s Free Fest at Merryweather Pavillion. The last step of getting this show requires voting, so here’s where you come in. GET OUT THE VOTE! Please vote, and then share!
We love you, and thank you for being the best fans we could ever ask for.
We hope everybody’s summer has been awesome so far! We refuse to watch anything on TV that pertains to fall or the buying of any clothes that have sleeves. Lets make summer last! We’ve got a couple little thangs to get you all in the loop about. First off, we are very happy to announce that “Switched At Birth” on abc family has used another one of songs for their season finale last night. You can watch some of the episode and hear our clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzG5xgetv3w (song comes on 9min in)
We also had our song “Trees” on Dream Weddings on WGAL (a local PA show) – here’s a link to that show – we are featured on Episode 8 – http://dreamweddingspa.com/all-episodes Please tell your friends to check out both shows!
If you’re looking for summer type things to do we are headed to philly to one of our fav venues - world cafe live downstairs. We will be playing along with many friends- find vienna, lizbeth rose, and east hundred. you can buy your tickets here:http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=4108
Then at the end of the month we head to the chameleon on aug 26th for a rock show that will be loud and sweaty and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Message us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/kingsfoil for tickets or tweet us: @kingsfoil or send an email to email@example.com and we will hook you up with cheap tickets!
We are also very pumped about a brand new video we are working on for “give it up now” which you can check out some behind the scenes and get a sneak peak here: http://youtu.be/HOZ1-Ea_5e0
See you all soon!
Happy spring everyone!
So far we’ve had rain with a little rain and more rain on the weekends here in little old PA. We’ve got lots of awesome stuff planed for the nice weather.
First a recap... we opened for the Goo Goo Dolls last week, which was a blast! We made so many new friends and the Goo Goo Dolls are still killing it!
In other news we’ve sold out of a lot of our merch, so keep an eye out for new Kingsfoil summer wear! As far as shows go - we are very happy to announce we are opening for Every Avenue on May 1st at Princeton University. Sad part it’s only open to students. We’ve also posted a huge local show on June 24 at the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, PA. We are supporting Dana Alexandra's CD release show! Make sure you grab tickets here: http://www.strandcapitol.org/currentseason/calendar/view.asp?id=4115
Another big Huge show announcement this coming Tuesday!!
“Mimic video” madness will be spelled out in the next week or two (we can’t wait to clue you in)
Plus even more new shows posted soon!
See you all at Launch Music conference on Friday April 22nd in Lancaster, PA!
Here is a new blog for you all since lately I’ve been really awful about writing. We are very happy to announce that we did not hurt each other over the week/weekend even though we were in the van for a total of 50 hours. In fact I realized how lucky I am to be in a band that is able to live and make music together. We made the trek to Austin TX to play the Red Gorilla music festival on weds eve with a non stop van ride that got us there late Thursday night. We woke Friday to beautiful morning. After realizing that jeans were an awful idea and that we were no longer dealing with PA weather we got a chance to walk around the city. Austin is truly a gem of a city- wonderful food spots, music drifting out of the bars before noon and some amazing architecture. After catching a set from our friend Nat Prass at a bike shop we grabbed falafel & I tried to NOT buy clothes or boots from a sweet clothing spot.
Then the day became much hotter.
Tim started to look like somebody from Arkansas (no offense Arkansas).
We then spent the rest of the day sweating and very much enjoying music and the sights and sounds of austin. I am working on a vlog that will show you much of the city as well as much of the van ride (maybe too much).
As the street started to become a river of people… I realized the ture amount of bands jockying and pushing for attention.. I started to realize how amusing this line of work really is. Every band is trying to stand out in one way or another which amusingly enough just ends up making everybody look like they are trying to stand out which in turn makes everybody look the same. I point this out because at the end of the day I think that it all comes back to how you treat people AND the one small fact that the music you make needs to be real and the best you can make and not just whatever stands out or scratches the latest niche of this thing we call buzz.
ANYWAY I’ll stop rambling, I guess what I’m saying is, I DID see and meet bands that were making amazing music and were real people and it made me feel very lucky to be part of a band that is still making music for the right reasons. I know this to be true because we are BROKE! (Kidding) (kinda).
We ended up having a great set at darwins pub that night and then made our way back to good old PA.
While on this trip we also flimed footage for a new “online event” which we are calling “mimic video” – it’s the new hip thing that will make us stand out so keep an eye out for how you can be a part of it (hahaha).
We love you all! Many spring shows will be posted over the next week!
See you all soon!