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Described as "a modern brand of Americana" (New Yorker), Kingsley Flood draws more from the Clash than the Band. Bursting out of New England’s thriving indie folk scene, the band distinguishes itself with fiery and dynamic performances; one minute, it channels a late 70s punk band exploding with energy, the next a folk act rich in four-part harmonies. Audiences have noticed. NPR recently named the band's new single "I Don't Wanna Go Home" Song of the Day and said it has "a vintage radio feel and the momentum of a great live show." The band was named New Artist of the Year at the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and Best Roots Act in the 2010 and 2011 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll. After a feature on NPR's Weekend Edition, the band's debut album Dust Windows was number one on the Amazon.com roots-rock chart for several weeks last summer. But Kingsley Flood's Americana isn't a world of nostalgic love songs, cabins, hollers and 'shine. Instead, frontman Naseem Khuri's lyrics take a critical and contemporary look at the American dream, with tales of ordinary people's struggles set to tongue-twisting verses and anthemic sing-along choruses.
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