I put a note out last night on Facebook that I had one copy left of Kings Destroy‘s epic and awesome first record, And the Rest Will Surely Perish, and sure enough, almost as soon as I did, it was snapped up. So that’s it, that disc is gone, on the very same day that the next Maple Forum release was announced. Timing is everything.
If you didn’t get your Kings Destroy, however, don’t despair. There are still some avenues by which you might do so. First and foremost, there’s at a show. I wasn’t cool enough to get in this past Sunday to see them slaughter Brooklyn with Winter, but you can bet your ass I’ll be there when they play with Orange Goblin next month, and you should be too.
If you’re not in the area, though, and you live as far away as, say, Europe, there’s always the Psychedoomelic webstore. They’ve got some copies for 10 Euro, which as I understand it is on the cheap, even though the exchange rate from the American dollar means I’d pretty much have to sell my car to get it.
If you’re not European and still on the semi-mighty dollar, I know for a fact that All That is Heavy has 10 copies for sale. El Danno has supported this whole Maple Forum project since it got going, so I’d definitely advocate giving him your money.
As much as that’s true, I’d also advocate giving it to the band directly. I didn’t know this, but apparently somewhere along the line Kings Destroy set up a Bandcamp site. They’ve got the album for sale digitally and physically, and you can stream it there as well. If you need to be convinced to get over there and get your copy, here’s the whole thing:
I know I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating that it’s been an absolute fucking pleasure working with Kings Destroy. The dudes are all pros and top notch human beings (and you know I don’t usually go in for human beings). As a band they rule and as people I’ve been glad to get to know them. I can’t imagine I’ll be lucky enough to put out their next record — for which writing is reportedly already under way — so let me just say how thrilled I am to have been associated in any way with And the Rest Will Surely Perish. On every level, it’s a product I’ve been proud to stand behind and a record I’ve truly come to love. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy and thanks to the band for lowering themselves to my amateur-ass level in finding a record label. Whatever comes of their next full-length, I look forward to gushing about it extensively.
Tags: Brooklyn, Kings Destroy, New York, The Maple Forum