King Con

King Con

by Alex Winston
     
 
The full-length follow-up to her 2011 debut EP Sister Wife, 2012's King Con features more of singer/songwriter Alex Winston's buoyant, technicolor psych and folk-influenced pop. A opera-trained vocalist, the Michigan-born Winston came off as a kind of cherubic indie rock Kate Bush on Sister Wife, and King Con does

Overview

The full-length follow-up to her 2011 debut EP Sister Wife, 2012's King Con features more of singer/songwriter Alex Winston's buoyant, technicolor psych and folk-influenced pop. A opera-trained vocalist, the Michigan-born Winston came off as a kind of cherubic indie rock Kate Bush on Sister Wife, and King Con does nothing if not reinforce this notion. These are meticulously crafted, gargantuanly melodic songs that frame Winston's fairy siren of a voice with swirling, sparkling productions (via the Knocks) rife with bells and keyboards, shimmering guitar bits, and veritable marching bands of rhythm. While a few tracks carry over from Sister Wife, including the title track, the '60s girl group-sounding "Choice Notes," and the yearning "Locomotive," listeners also get more than few hummable, immediately catchy numbers like the swoony "Velvet Elvis" and the wide-eyed and cinematic "Medicine." While the album title suggests that Winston's talents may be less than genuine, King Con is never anything less than truly inspired.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2012
Label:
Cooperative Music
UPC:
0602527941950
catalogNumber:
2794195

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alex Winston   Primary Artist,Musician
Tom Greenwood   Musician
Jacyln Jurist   Background Vocals
Mahlon Hoard   Saxophone
Charlie Hugall   Musician
Alex MacLean   Musician
Kevin Moehringer   Trombone
Ben Hollingsworth   Musician
Janet Passanante   Background Vocals
Sister Wives   Background Vocals
Shawn Edmonds   Trumpet
Sara Kliger   Background Vocals
Phil Hedderman   Musician
Nick Rayner   Musician

Technical Credits

Matt Sweeney   Composer
Tom Greenwood   Composer
Björn Yttling   Composer
Lasse Mårtén   Composer
Alex Winston   Composer
Charlie Hugall   Composer,Producer
Knocks   Composer,Producer
Ben Hollingsworth   Composer
René Symonds   Management

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