Pretentious album title aside, with Zonian Girls and the Echoes That Surround Us All, King of Prussia have managed to make a 20-song double album sounds amazingly conscience. The concept album, brimming with psychedelic Indie rock songs, is a result of frontman Brandon Hanick’s three years spent traversing Barcelona. He picked up some band members there and combined them with some from Athens, GA and got to work on the band. The group’s fourth record – but second since Hanick returned from Spain with this latest incarnation – is by far their strongest effort yet.
The songs vacillate between thoughtful sketches of day-to-day life and full blown its great-to-be-alive anthems (like “Every Girl,” complete with Spanish horns).
The general theme that ties the songs together? You got me, but it’s still a fantastically original take on Indie Rock, combining influences as disparate as Elliott Smith and The Beach Boys.
Double albums by bands this young are usually ill advised as there is almost always way too much filler, but somehow King of Prussia have managed to pull off the feat triumphantly.
King of Prussia – Zonian Girls and the Echoes That Surround Us All (CD)