Stream King Krule The Ooz

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Back in 2013, we were first introduced to Archy Marshall’s idiosyncratic project King Krule, a bizarre and druggy mix of hip-hop, punk, jazz, and trip-hop-leaning electronics. That debut, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, immediately showed Marshall to have a very unique musical sensibility, and it won him both wide acclaim and a fervent fan base. More »

King Krule – “Half Man Half Shark”

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Next week, the London enigma King Krule will return to gift with the new album The Ooz. And after sharing the early singles “Czech One” and “Dum Surfer,” he’s now dropped the new track “Half Man Half Shark.” It’s a cryptic, gravelly junkyard groove that reminds me of something that a young … More »

I can’t think of any title for this article about King Krule’s new album The OOZ that doesn’t invoke the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

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Archy Marshall, owner of a voice that would make gravel itself weep, has unveiled his latest album as King Krule. Weighing in at a hefty 19 tracks, The OOZ is out October 13 via True Panther Sounds in North America and XL Recordings in Europe, and will be the first King Krule album since 2013’s Six Feet Beneath the Moon.

If that weren’t king-kool enough, the announcement of The OOZ comes to us accompanied by a video for a great cut off the album, “Dum Surfer.” In the 2Spooky4U clip, Marshall rolls on a gurney right into a gig at an off-brand Twin Peaks Roadhouse. There, he and his band of undead ghouls rock and/or roll through “Dum Surfer” for a bunch of unsavory and sweaty-looking characters (I didn’t see James and Freddy anywhere, but the Fireman might’ve been diggin’ on it in the back?)…Idk, music videos are weird, right? I’m sure it’s all a really compelling metaphor when you sit down and think about it. Whatever, like I said, the song is great!

Don’t take my word for it though. Watch the video for “Dum Surfer” down below, and find out the secret of The OOZ for yourself when the album comes out on October 13. You can pre-order and pre-save (“pre-saving” is apparently a thing now) the album here.

The OOZ tracklisting:

01. Biscuit Town
02. The Locomotive
03. Dum Surfer
04. Slush Puppy
05. Bermondsey Bosom (Left)
06. Logos
07. Sublunary
08. Lonely Blue
09. Cadet Limbo
10. Emergency Blimp
11. Czech One
12. (A Slide In) New Drugs
13. Vidual
14. Bermondsey Bosom (Right)
15. Half Man Half Shark
16. The Cadet Leaps
17. The Ooz
18. Midnight 01(Deep Sea Diver)
19. La Lune

King Krule’s New Album The Ooz Out Next Month

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Last month, Archy Marshall put out “Czech One,” the first proper song under his King Krule moniker since 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, his 2013 debut under that name. That song is included on a 7″ that’s coming out next week, and it turns out it’s also the preface to a new King … More »

Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

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Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the expectation that something cool could show up, but email and social media became commonplace by the time I was a teenager. I never really did the whole letters thing, but … More »

Watch King Krule Play New Songs At Primavera

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King Krule debuted a couple of new songs on Mount Kimbie’s radio show in April, and during his set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival yesterday, he debuted a few more. Before playing one of them, “The Locomotive,” Archy Marshall announced that it will be on his next LP. Watch him perform all four new … More »

King Krule Plays A New Song, Grimes Gets Rained Out At Beach Goth

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SANTA ANA, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Singer Archy Marshall of the band King Krule performs onstage during the Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory on October 22, 2016 in Santa Ana, California.  (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)This past weekend, the California band the Growlers held their annual Beach Goth festival in Orange County. This was the rare festival where you can catch Bon Iver, TLC, Reel Big Fish, and Gucci Mane in the same weekend. And during his set, as this Reddit thread points out, King Krule played what seemed … More »

Earl Sweatshirt – “Death Whistles” (Prod. King Krule)

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Earl Sweatshirt and King KruleLast month, Earl Sweatshirt shared the brief new songs “Pelicula” and “Balance.” And over the weekend, on the latest edition of his Red Bull Music Academy radio show, Sweatshirt gave us a third: “Death Whistles,” another short and meditative burst of dense, tangled lyricism. This one has a murky, half-broken beat from the … More »

The Return Of Pimp Shrimp (King Krule) – “FEEL SAFE 88 (just say no)”

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The Return Of Pimp Shrimp (King Krule) - “FEEL SAFE 88 (just say no)”Today is the birthday of Archy Marshall, aka King Krule, and to celebrate the occasion he’s shared a new track under the name the Return Of Pimp Shrimp, another new moniker for a man who has gone by many names over the years. It’s called “Feel Safe 88 (just say no),” and he introduced the … More »