King Krule: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Dec. 6, 2017 | Bob Boilen -- The Ooz, the title to King Krule's latest album, is the perfect name for his music. It conjures, in my mind, a word mashup of "cool" and "jazz." The music is eerily evocative with lyrics that talk about the sorts of depression singer and guitarist Archy Marshall has dealt with in his young life. And, at 23, he has a lot to say on the subject. His opening song at the Tiny Desk, "Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)," includes the line, "Why'd you leave me? Because of my depression? / You used to complete me but I guess I learnt a lesson." The song continues with water-sinking metaphors and how he deals with the pressure. All this comes from someone who honestly looks like he couldn't care less, which seems like a far cry from the words and care he puts into his twisted, woozy tones.

Those tones are played here by five other musicians, including sax, guitars, bass, drums, live vocal processing of Archy's voice and electronics. It's a winning path down a musical road rarely traveled – and an acquired taste well worth dipping in.

Set List

"Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)"

"Logos/Sublunary"

"Lonely Blue"

MUSICIANS

Archy Marshall; Connor Atanda; John Keek; George Bass; Jack Towell; James Wilson

CREDITS

Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Assistant Audio Engineer: Josephine Nyounai; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, CJ Riculan, Beck Harlan, Alyse Young; Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR

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Ephrem Goldstein
Ephrem Goldstein
13 January 2019

drummer is fuckin off teh shits in this one damn

trap cesa
Trap cesa
12 January 2019

I wish sublunary sounded like this on the album

Marcelo Duarte
Marcelo Duarte
12 January 2019

1:50 he´s shaking

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris' breath always smells like pussy. Always.

therover65
Therover65
08 January 2019

At a loss for words... blown away.

miaalena perez
Miaalena perez
08 January 2019

I remember watching this high as fuck and felling overwhelmed. so much talent

Rugareth
Rugareth
07 January 2019

2:19 beast mode

pizza slice
Pizza slice
07 January 2019

i always imagined that he had a beard :/

Pearl Buck
Pearl Buck
5 star

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

D MfC
D MfC
04 January 2019

King k rool?

Channah Royal
Channah Royal
02 January 2019

that sax tone is just so good im on the floor

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