Following in the alt-folk footsteps of Greg Brown and Sufjan Stevens, King Cardinal’s debut EP marries solid, simple songwriting with mature instrumentation resulting in a set of songs perfect for nesting at home, or nursing a broken heart.KC Artwork

With subtle fingerpicking, serene violins, and confessional lyrics, each song captures the space between asleep and awake—intertwining strings and an occasional harmonica produce an aura that is both peaceful and pensive.

The brainchild of Brennan Mackey (Wells-next-the-Sea), the King Cardinal EP is the result of a year-long effort featuring members of the entire Squirrel Trap Records family, including Scott Schaafsma (High Energy Physics), Brian Royer (The Carlisles), and Keri Schroeder & Liz Barnett (Wells-next-the-Sea).

The King Cardinal EP was released on Squirrel Trap Records on December 10th, 2013.



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