New York's Favourite Sons Get On with Vice Recordings
By: Spacelab Research Staff
Vice Recordings have announced that they've signed the New York-based band Favourite Sons, who just played at the Vice-curated Intonation Festival. The band recently released an EP titled Treason on the UK's Loog Records earlier this year, but has got more new music on the way for the upcoming release.
Vice will be releasing a full length album of music on September 12th that as of yet shall remain nameless. The label is billing the music as "passionate, intensely felt rock songs with the lyrics coming through a phenomenal voice."
The band is led by Ken Griffin, who spent a good part of the 90's fronting the Irish noise-pop experimentalists Rollerskate Skinny. He later moved to New York and started the band Kid Silver. He told this to L Magazine about how the band started: "Justin found me lost and slowly dying, working in a bar in New York. We started talking about music and realized we knew each other. I had some songs and we got together, and it seemed to work almost immediately."
Ken is joined by former members of the spacey, electronic band from Philadelphia called Aspera to complete the lineup for Favourite Sons.