News03(from MADMACKEREL.org – UK Blog) Sometimes it takes just one play, one single spin, to know you’ve found something to treasure. So it is with Changing Colors and the track Good Times from their new album Joan & The King, which sees a release via Blank Tape Records. From the opening lazy strum of guitar and gently hypnotic percussion to the perfect, world-weary vocals of frontman Conor Bourgal, the song meanders slowly and surely to its destination over a simple refrain, “I am a mess of a man“. This is haunted, melancholy Americana at its very best.

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JOAN & THE KING
JOAN & THE KING

(from PIGEONSANDPLANES.com) Twin brothers Conor and Ian Bourgal are the driving force behind Colorado based indie-folk group Changing Colors, a band that sprang to life in the tiny town of Manitou Springs. After their inception with 2009′s release Ghost of Red Mountain, the brothers are back with a follow-up album entitled Joan & the King. The album will be out on May 18 on Blank Tape Records, and Pigeons & Planes is premiering their first single “Good Times.”

Conor, who writes most of the songs on his own, describes the song as the reflections of a character plagued by self-righteousness and humility.

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