With a heavy dose of cello and harmonized vocals, KRSB (cool little acronym huh?) create a polished gem that certainly lives up to the album’s title “Greatest Hits,” which is in fact not a greatest hits album. Saying exactly why this song captivates the way it does is a bit difficult for me, as nothing really jumps out of the song besides a strong feeling for a good melody and the strong vocals brought by each of the three singing members on this song. This sugary indie-pop song or thrash polka as the band chooses to describe themselves really hits its high points near the end of the song where the lead and harmonies in the vocals separate, providing a pleasant backing for the strong vocals of Evan Tyor which provide the song with an added sense of urgency and emotion that the song otherwise lacks. And they carry this idea through, climaxing in the section where all instruments drop off and the listener is left one on one with Mr. Tyor’s vocals before the band makes it triumphant return.
King Richard’s Sunday Best, an Atlanta based band, is still chugging along today, recording and playing around the distance of the different colleges they all attend. Recently the band graced the stage at a private event, a retirement party which I totally crashed (well sort of). Luckily for you, word on the street is that these guys are coming to the WUOG lobby in the near future, who knows maybe even January 12th for some quality Live in the Lobby action. In the meantime, enjoy “Chapter 1″ of Greatest Hits which very well might be a fairly accurate collection of their greatest hits.
For listeners of Oryx + Crake and Venice Is Sinking