The Marcus King Band has announced a new album, Carolina Confessions, due out on October 5th via Fantasy Records. Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), the new album showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. The studio band features drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, saxophonist Dean Mitchell, and keyboardist DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander. Today, Marcus King Band has released two of the new album’s singles, “Homesick” and “Welcome ‘Round Here”, via World Cafe on NPR.As Marcus wrote about “Homesick”:Homesick is a feeling almost everyone can relate to. For me, I wrote it about the home I found in someone’s heart. When I’m with her I feel at home. I wanted the song to carry the emotion the right way. The R&B approach came about organically, There was never really a question for me as to what feel the tune would have. It was born as a soul song.“Homesick” – Marcus King BangAbout “Welcome ‘Round Here”, Marcus wrote:“Welcome ‘Round Here” starts with a dark, dirty, gritty and familiar sounding Southern blues rock riff, however it soon turns into a slamming and fiery horn and keyboard-driven blast of a jam, as King turns a psychedelic bridge into a searing and soaring guitar solo, long on dexterity and ferocity. The next time someone says to you that rock is dead, tell them to look no further than this King. “Carolina Confessions focuses a bit more on songwriting,” King writes. “There were a lot of things I needed to say, to get off of my chest, a feeling of admitting wrongs I had done and also hurt I had felt. The concept is that songwriting and performing are my ways of confessing my sins and feeling a weight off my spirit.“Welcome ‘Round Here” – Marcus King BandFor a list of upcoming Marcus King Band dates, as well as ticketing links, head to the band’s official website.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are looking for the driver who struck and killed a Yorkie named Peanut in Levittown last month.Authorities said a 66-year-old woman was walking Peanut with an extender leash on Center Lane on Sept. 20, when the dog wandered into the roadway and was fatally struck.The driver of the blue Chrysler Pacifica appeared to slow down momentarily after the dog was hit but left the scene without stopping.Nassau police detectives ask anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Second Squad at 516-573-6253.The Nassau County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver.Watch the video:
easyJet, the leading European airline, continues to expand into the Croatian market with the opening of seven new routes from Croatia.New routes include four new routes from Pula to Basel, Liverpool, London Southend and Milan Malpensa. In this way, EasyJet expands the choice of Croatian passengers in connection with European primary destinations, as well as European tourists with Croatia.”We are very excited to launch seven new routes from Croatia next year, offering over a million points for sale during 2018 to and from Croatia. We expect a record summer next year, with more than 3.100 flights and more than 540.000 seats offered for sale to and from Croatia in July and August 2018. Since our first flight to Croatia in 2009, easyJet has transported more than 3,8 million customers , supporting the growing Croatian tourism industry.With over 46 routes from Croatia, easyJet is committed to making travel easy and affordable for our Croatian customers by offering them a wide connection with major European cities, whether it is a business trip, the so-called. city break trip or visit friends and relativesSaid Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet.This year, the airline transported a record number of passengers to and from Croatia, ie more than 910.000 passengers, which is an increase of 35% compared to the previous year. easyJet now connects Croatia with six European countries and over 23 destinations across Europe, including Amsterdam, Geneva and Paris-Orly, and currently serves 46 routes from four Croatian airports, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar.