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King Shelter Announce West Coast Tour w/ Sticky Fingers

King Shelter, Orange County's premiere “salad rock” group, are about to undergo a short West Coast tour with Australian band Sticky Fingers. The band is looking forward to this tour to bring their unique sound on the road. 

The band has recently released a new music video for their single 'Preoccupy.” You can check that out right here!

Indie Shuffle described the sound of “Preoccupy” as “several familiar pieces of different styles of songs that you're heard before mixed into one song that makes sonic love and produces a pleasantly audible baby.”

King Shelter's whole thesis is that no one person is more important than anyone else, especially in this artistic realm. They aim to make music that stands alongside the people listening, not above them. Hecocks states: “If we want things to be better, then we have to do it. Change happens by people doing things, by people disregarding classes and associations. I want people to see what is important. People are important, art is important, output is important, YOU ARE IMPORTANT." 

Here are the tour dates:
9/30/16 @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA | 9pm
10/1/16 @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA | 8:30pm
10/2/16 @ The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz, CA | 8pm
10/5/16 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR | 9pm
10/6/16 @ The Crocodile, Seattle, WA | 8pm 

You can follow King Shelter on their various social media sites to check out their stuff and keep up with new announcements as they happen. 

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King Shelter Release Music Video

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King Shelter, an Orange County-based “salad rock” band, has just released a new music video for their single “Preoccupy,” a song about the dissection of American values set to a video about the California junkrat nightlife. The video was directed by Connor Buss of Foreword Films, Produced by Broken Co., and Edited by Jose Ordonez.

King Shelter's Taylor Hecocks describes the point of the song: "What are we trying to gain? Why do we keep doing these things? Why are we intentionally hurting other individuals for a temporary preoccupation? But most importantly, how can we be better? Because we CAN do better, we just have to try,” he says. “The 'Preoccupy' music video is an observation and an introduction to the scum and slime punks of LA. We exist.”

You can watch the video and check it our for for yourself below and get acquainted with the “salad rock” style, a mashing of California-based rock genres!

King Shelter's whole thesis is that no one person is more important than anyone else, especially in this artistical realm. They aim to make music that stands alongside the people listening, not above them. Hecocks states: “If we want things to be better, then we have to do it. Change happens by people doing things, by people disregarding classes and associations. I want people to see what is important. People are important, art is important, output is important, YOU ARE IMPORTANT." 

You can follow King Shelter on their various social media sites to check out their stuff and keep up with new announcements as they happen.

King Shelter: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

King Shelter Drop New Track "Preoccupy"

Orange County based rock outfit King Shelter have dropped a new track entitled “Preoccupy.” 

The song is a reflection of America’s nightlife culture, with singer Taylor Hecocks saying, “What are we trying to gain? Why do we keep doing these things? Why are we intentionally hurting other individuals for a temporary preoccupation? But most importantly, how can we be better? Because we CAN do better, we just have to try.”

You can listen to "Preoccupy" below!

King Shelter describe themselves as “Salad Rock” taking influence from surf rock, alternative, grunge, and all the spaces in between. All these ingredients mixed together form King Shelter’s salad. The band also has a message that they want to bring to the world through their lyrics. “If we want things to be better, then we have to do it” said Hecocks, “Change happens by people doing things, by people disregarding classes and associations. I want people to see what is important. People are important, art is important, output is important, YOU ARE IMPORTANT.”

You can still catch King Shelter on their brief west coast "Preoccupy My Brain" tour. The dates are below.

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