Double King

Double King

Careful, Tica Douglas (record release party)

Tue, October 23, 2012

8:00 pm

$7 at door

This event is 21 and over

Double King
Double King
Double King is the musical persona of Ryan Dieringer, former songwriter of Philadelphia-based pop band, The Powder Kegs. Upon moving to Brooklyn a year ago, Dieringer hit the ground running. He started a band (including fellow Powder Kegs member, Sam McDougle on bass, and drummer, Alex Goldberg), and immediately set to work on a self-titled, full-length album with upcoming New York producer/engineer, Andrew Lappin (who also plays lead guitar.) Together, they decided on a pain-staking, in-house approach to the production, which would take place over the course of this past year.

What they came up with - Double King's debut, self-titled LP - is a rock & roll record, with pop songwriting that recalls the era of The Replacements and Echo & the Bunnymen, as well as post-Beatles George Harrison ("Four White Horsemen," "Monsters"). The songs are deliberately lean, guitar-driven, and mostly recorded live to bring out the range and unique energy of Dieringer's vocal performance. The record is to be released on Sept. 10th, via their own label, Kill The Messenger Records.
Careful
Careful
New York Times
“Gorgeous . . . . From a tradition of unnervingly confidential, light-voiced male singers: João Gilberto, Arthur Russell, Lou Barlow of Sebadoh, Elliott Smith, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu.” – Ben Ratliff, on “Oh, Light”

NPR
“Intimate, quirky songs with layered vocals that flow over warm acoustic guitar. Lindley colors his soft harmonies and restrained writing style with carefully placed electronics.” – Bob Boilen, on “Nightcat!”
Tica Douglas (record release party)
Tica Douglas (record release party)
The nine songs of Tica Douglas' new record Summer Valentine explore two landscapes: Tica’s hometown on the coast of Maine, where she composed the songs in the Summer of 2012, and an old barn house upstate in Patterson, NY, where she recorded them during the coldest week of the Winter of 2013.

As a songwriter, Tica refuses to turn away from age-old themes: heartbreak, desire, vows of friendship. Yet her lyrics are filled with invention and the subtleties of her voice never cease to pioneer new sonic spaces.
Venue Information:
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.cameony.com