From the midst of Oakland's newest generation of brash, experimental music comes a band that embodies the free expression and energy around them while also delivering a bit more. Margaret the King’s debut EP, Elephant and Castle, draws listeners in again and again with powerful, ecstatic bursts and then lulls them back down to earth with frontman Dario Slavazza's sweet, personal lyrics, which are simultaneously innocent and boldly mature. In the midst of solid beats and tidal guitar swells, imagery of foreign landscapes are contrasted with vulnerable first-person confessions.
Inspired by travel, loves both lost and conquered and a voracious hunger to see as much of the world as a single set of eyes can, the new trio crafted their forthcoming collection in a warehouse, because they are from Oakland after all. The series of snapshots that make up each story are strung together with soulful, swooning ebbs amidst marching high-energy rhythmic flows.
853 Valencia St., San Francisco
with Peck the Town Crier