On their debut full-length record “The Great Compromise”, Kingsbury have found the perfect balance between sonic adventurism and immediate song writing. Much like intelligent rock forefathers Radiohead and Wilco, Kingsbury have created much more than a great compilation of songs. They have created an incredible record that yearns to be listened to from start to finish, and has a timeless quality that makes for a mesmerizing album. Kingsbury lost two of its original members before they began to record “The Great Compromise”. But where other bands may have stumbled over the rapid line-up changes and restructuring, Kingsbury’s focus had never been better. The band stopped playing out, and the remaining three members, Bruce Reed, Mark Freeman, and T.J. Burke, dove head first into recording at their home studio. Bruce said, “We started recording with the mentality that none of our ideas were off-limits, but no one’s musical contribution was going on the record if it didn’t add something special to the song.” The results are a collection of dark, discordant, hypnotic rock songs, stripped of all of their unnecessary elements. The album was mastered by T.J. Lipple (Q and not U, Aloha) at Silver Sonya in Washington D.C. and released on Post Records. Kingsbury’s goal was to write one of the most artistically meaningful records to ever come out of Florida. After nearly a year of recording, they may have succeeded.
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