After forming in Philly in 2017, indie rockers Judah Kim & The Assassination released what acclaimed singer-songwriter Judah Kim describes as an album that is “a sonic reflection of the struggle of keeping it all together in the 21st Century” on May 19, 2018. Citing influences including the bravado of Muse, the laidback flair of Rooney and the guitar work of the Strokes, Kim wrote all the songs on the new album with the “shuffle mentality” of contemporary listeners in mind. “The songs on Dark Circles are a nod to diverse musical tastes, the near constant stream of information and the non-linear trajectory of life in the modern age,” Kim reflects.
Band members Judah Kim, who handles songwriting and vocals, Bob Cahill on bass, Isaac Windle on guitar, and Jon McNally on drums and percussion all attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. They are joined by Kevin Cox on guitar, keyboards and background vocals. After years of playing in other bands the guys recently came together to collaborate on their most complex and mature project to date. Staying close to their Philadelphia roots, the album was recorded and mixed at Kawari Sound in Wyncote with additional tracking at Kim’s project studio, Scarlet Oak Sound. The band will hit the road in August in support of the record.
See the band LIVE at Top Of The World (Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting) on June 9th, and at the Wawa Welcome America Celebration on the Ben Franklin Parkway on July 4th!
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