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Performance CreditsJuly for Kings Primary Artist
Jonathan Mover Drums
Allison Cornell Violin,Viola
Art Smith Drums
Imani Coppola Violin
T.G. Miller Guitar,Cello,Vocals
César Diaz Guitar
Joe Hedges Guitar,Vocals
Jason Morgan Bass
Technical CreditsEric Stewart Contributor
Ben Grosse Executive Producer
Ken Lewis Producer,Engineer
Manuel J. Donayre Art Direction,Package Concept
Rick Andress Engineer
Jeff Monroe Engineer
Ken Lewis Producer
Joe Hedges Package Concept
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Swim based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This album blows me away. It truly rocks! July For Kings covers a wide range of original material with catchy melodies and hooks. What sets this group and album apart from most other stuff released nowadays is the fantastic songwriting of Joe Hedges, the lead singer, and the great arrangements of the songs by July For Kings. The album's first single "Normal Life" is the perfect air guitar rock singalong song. (The SWIM CD also includes a B&W video of JFK recording "Normal Life" which is really cool.) The album flows with good medium tempo rock songs like "Girlfriend", "Champagne", "Without Wings", and the very stylish "New Black Car". They also kick it up a notch with the hard-rocking songs "Start Again", "Bed of Ashes", "Anything But Beautiful", and "Believe". And there are softer songs like "Meteor Flower", "And Gomorra", and "Washed Away" that are simply beautiful. This is one of the best rock albums I've heard in quite awhile. I can fully recommend this as one you'll truly enjoy and play again and again. I know I have! :)
OMG SOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! this is one of my favorite cds ever and im already gonna order their new cd off their site go check it out!
July For Kings is great for anyone who enjoys rock. They float effortlessly from one style to the next and the vocals are simply incredible. This album is one of the best i've heard in a while.
I was searching for certain cds, and I came across the name of this band. After listening to the sample clips, i knew without a doubt that it would be a worthwhile buy. Believe me, it was, and i can honestly say July For Kings motivated me to go out and purchase an album, something that i haven't done in more than 5 years. It's been only a week since i got the cd, and i've listened to it more than 20 times already. The lead singer, Joe Hedges, curiously reminds me of the head of the band, The Calling. The songs are of good tempo, not too hard, not too soft. If you're into bands such as Third Eye Blind, Nine Days, Stroke 9...this is one you'll want to check out. Every guitar chord...even the cello part in the song "and gomorra", strikes me emotionally. Let "girlfriend", "without wings" and "wash away" grow on you. The only song I don't particularly care for is "start again", and it's probably because it was written mainly by another member of the band. joe helped out a little, but the song still doesn't win me over. other than that, it is one of the best albums i've heard. i listen to all of the tracks, but my favorites include "cheap champagne", "new black car", and "anything but beautiful". those never get old. try this one out, you won't be disappointed!