Arish “King” Khan is an artist and producer who has an extensive resume in the indie- rock world. He’s crafted records by acts like the Black Lips, the Royal Pendeltons and many others. With this, his first official solo release, it appears Khan has applied many production and songwriting tips he’s adopted along the way and whipped them up in a vintage musical blender to deliver a product that’s solid, albeit uneven. Tracks like “It’s a Lie,” “Born in ‘77” and “Born to Die” have a ‘60s/’70s-fueled soul and attitude that set this disc on fire. However, some of the other tracks are decent but don’t possess the same lyrical energy or hooks.
Label: Khannibalism/Ernest Jenning Recording Co.
Producer: Greg Ashley