After premiering one of their new songs' the raucously rockin' The Wolves.mp3 this year at Couch By Couchwest, The End Men gear up to hit the roads of the U.S. and Europe by announcing a new album to be released as part of a killer night of music at Mercury Lounge!
Over the past three years a hand-full of songs and recordings have come from The End Men that didn't find their way onto a formal release. Now newly remixed and remastered these tunes will find a home on the upcoming extended EP "Odds & Ends!" Seven never heard before versions of well known tracks like Work and The Wolves accompany some rare gems and a myrid of co-creations and special guests creating an album that is a must have for dug in fans, and an interesting glimpse into the musical breadth of the band for all listeners.
Killing Streets> Mattew Hendershot, Andrew Archey (Godmaker), Liv, Jon Lane (Godmaker/formerly Bröhammer), Meagan Jones, Matt King
About Matt King:
Matt King grew up in the mountains of Hendersonville North Carolina, in a family made up of Hatfields, preachers, trainmen, bootleggers and other folks with a noticeable penchant for killing each other. After surviving hair metal with the rest of us, he did a stint on Atlantic records in the 90s, in full-on country mode, and has spent years composing for film and television -- all the while producing a stout catalog of his own songs, and touring them around the world.
As time and touring have gone on, Matt's music has stretched further out, scratching at his bluegrass roots, and kicking further through the barrier between 'hillbilly' and 'rock.' Never has this been more pronounced, or more fulfilling, than it is in its current form as Matt King and Killing Streets.
Powered by the rhythm section of high-volume genre-benders Godmaker, filled out by the gritty vocals, ultra-dynamic guitars and relentless percussion of The End Men, and capped by the powerful vocals of Meagan Jones, Killing Streets is breathing new life into songs that were never short of breath in the first place. They’re branching out into more esoteric territory by the day, all the while putting motion in your hips, ringing in your ears and a smile on your face.
It’s a mix that could only happen in a group with roots that stretch from Idaho to Kansas to Tennessee to Texas to North Carolina to New York to Italy, and convene somehow in Brooklyn. Matt’s music has been called everything from “country” to “southern fiction” to “gothic americana” to just good old fashioned "rock."
Friday 4/25 - Some Kind of Jam 9, Schuylkill Haven, PA
Wed 4/30/2014 Mercury Lounge - Manhattan, NY
Thur 5/1/2014 The Low Beat - Albany, NY
Friday 5/2/2014 Sticky Lips BBQ - Rochester, NY
Saturday 5/3/2014 The Dev - Utica, NY
Sat 5/10/2014 Stones Cafe – Bergamo, Italy
Sun 5/11/2014 Gattarossa – Piombino, Italy
Mon 5/12/2014 TBD
Wed 5/14/2014 TBD – Stuttgart, Germany
Thurs 5/15/2014 Tiefgrund – Berlin, Germany
Fri 5/16/2014 TBD – Between Berlin and Leipzig, Germany
Sat 5/17/2014 Stoned – Leipzig, Germany
Sun 5/18/2014 TBD – Dusseldorf, Germany
Mon 5/19/2014 TBD – Showcast on Red Light Radio – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tues 5/20/2014 Durango Sessions – Paal, Belgium
Wed 5/21/2014 TBD – Bruxelles, Belgium
Thurs 5/22/2014 TBD – Belgium / Netherlands
Fri 5/23/2014 Kafee t'hof – Middelburg, Netherlands
Sat 5/24/2014 Winston Kingdom – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun 5/25/2014 OFF
Mon 5/26/2014 OFF
Tues 5/27/2014 TBD – Northern Italy
Wed 5/28/2014 TBD – Northern Italy
Thurs 5/29/2014 TBD – Northern Italy
Fri 5/30/2014 Masnada – Milan, Italy
Sat 5/31/2014 Joe Koala – Bergamo, Italy