Boys, girls, late bloomers, nose pickers, pussies and procrastinators,

For the past year we've been recording a new album. It's called Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. and we've made it available for free. That's an abundance of free buffalo. We want you to listen to it, download it and if you like it, share it with someone. You can stream it below by clicking the first track.





Steve and Dave Downham recorded the album at their studio, the Gradwell House, on a Megasound 8000. All of the songs were written by It's a King Thing.

Dave Downham plays bass and piano on "Wine & Ponies". Our old guitar player and daisy duker Evan Weiss plays lead guitar on "Vegetarian". Brooke McAleer sings backup vocals on "Baby Tantrum" and "Tammy Faye".

 



Mush Mouth Directed by David Dunn
Made with a Flip and Snorricam. Here's pictures 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Old Hobbies Directed by Robert Emmons.
Thanks to Nora for letting us use her car.
 

Tammy Faye Directed by Screamin' Jimmy Blunt
Parody of Mark Gormley's "Without You" video.
It's a King Thing Featurette Shot by us
The making of BbBbbbBb.
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01 Old Hobbies
02 Mush Mouth
03 Baby Tantrum
04 Everything Backwards
05 Kira
06 Bill Haverchuck
07 Number One Option
08 Vegetarian
09 Hangin' Out
10 Wine & Ponies
11 Tammy Faye
12 Triple Jump

Old Hobbies
Today we need to concentrate on you and me. I really don’t wanna talk it out; I’d rather see my friends. I need a couple days a week to concentrate on old hobbies. Tonight you barely talked to me, baby. You don’t wanna renew the lease, back to Gary and Denise’s. I think that we’ve had enough. I don’t think we’re still in love. [ back to songs ]

Mush Mouth
Let’s go get some air, it’s hot in here. I finished all my dollar beers. This place is getting busy and everybody’s dizzy. We walked down the stairs and stepped into the city. I should’ve brought a coat, its cold out here. I’m not thinking clear, I need to get out. Your face isn’t as pretty underneath the streetlight. Your S’s sound funny when you say Mississippi. I couldn’t see you weren’t pretty. [ back to songs ]

Baby Tantrum
Good luck with your cover letter. Call me when you get the craving for a kiss on the lips this week. ( I got a friend who’d say you’re the tops and you are, you are, you are.) I’ve been feeling so much better. I don’t think I’m acting like a baby. I don’t know why I ever stopped pursuing you. [ back to songs ]

Everything Backwards
I’m all she’s seeing. She’s all I’m seeing. I think I’m leaving, now all I’m hearing, “Take your time. Think about it.” You can’t talk me out of it. I made up my mind. I’m gonna do it. We did everything backwards. I made up my mind. I’m gonna do it. “Take your time. Think about it.” You can’t talk me out of it. I made up my mind. I’m gonna go home. “Take your time. Think about it.” You can’t talk me out of it. I’m wasting my time. I’m gonna go home. [ back to songs ]

Kira
Saw you at a bar, a show and a party. We sat on the lawn until my friends were done work. We didn’t talk very long but I could’ve talked your ear off, Kira.[ back to songs ]

Bill Haverchuck
I never ever got a message back. If you come meet I swear I won’t be a pussy. I know I’m uneasy. But it just got better and I’m leaving a note on the 12th floor. I know your name and major. I know I’m uneasy. What are you thinking? I never ever got a message back. If you come meet I swear I won’t be pushy. I know I’m uneasy. What are you thinking? [ back to songs ]

Number One Option
Calling me at 12 o’clock, I’m ready, I’m around and I’m coming over. We just wanna get up, I’m sweating my head off. Where do we go when there’s nothing to do? I don’t even wanna stop. Every night, all week I’m completely helpless. I never get dropped off, I’m sweating my head off. Going home stoned is a bad decision. Calling me at 10 o’clock, I’m ready, I’m around and I’m coming over. We just wanna get up, I’m sweating my head off. Where do we go when there’s no direction. We’ve got no direction. [ back to songs ]

Vegetarian
You’re a little full with your style. I can be lame in a wonderful way. Someday we’ll be fine. Why do I think it’s cool every time you spike the back of your dirty hair? You’re a little full with your style. I’m telling you I don’t want it this way. Let’s give it one more try. Why do I think it’s cool every time you spike the back of your dirty hair? I could never date a vegetarian because my last name’s Mietz. ? I could never date a vegetarian but I like kissing them. [ back to songs ]

Hangin' Out
I want you to call me and tell me to come over. It’s 2 in the morning and I’m leaving in an hour. I want you to call me and tell me to come over. I know you got a story but I’m leaving in an hour. You don’t have to tell me all about the party. Sorry about your family, sorry about your problems. You don’t have to tell me all about the party. Sorry about your family, sorry about your memory. [ back to songs ]

Wine & Ponies
I’ll be home in the morning and you won’t ever hear me snoring. Would you, dear, ever tell me that I’m boring? I think you’d do what I did too. I know you know I wanted to. I think you know I wanted to lose it all there and I think I did fair, lose it all there and I think I did a fair job. I was having fun drinking wine and ponies. I think you’d do what I did too and I don’t ever wanna have a falling out with you. [ back to songs ]

Tammy Faye
I could never be mad. I know you wouldn’t spite me but come on man, you gotta know its wrong in so many ways. Do whatever you want, I wanna be bold, I know it’s nothing, I know it’s getting really, really, really, really old. I could never be mad but all I want is a girl who can make me forget how much I want you. Do whatever you want with other people, I know it’s nothing but don’t make me feel like an asshole. I don’t wanna be in the grass. [ back to songs ]

Triple Jump
You can triple jump my kings. Don’t touch the queen in my mind. I don’t wanna hear another thing tonight. I’ve already said all that I need to. Everybody’s changing me. You can’t expect me to be OK and fine 'cause I’m not OK or fine. [ back to songs ]



From the Haddons, the Hills and the Heights of suburban New Jersey, comes It’s a King Thing. Their songs can beat up your band’s songs.

For the better part of last year, It's a King Thing has been recording Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo, the band's 2nd full length album. Buffalo verse chorus verses its way into a 12 song 36 minute concoction of "I can't believe my mom just caught me masturbating" and winsome anti-folk vignettes.

In June of 2009, the band opened a sold out show for The Lemonheads at Johnny Brenda's and in October Philebrity defined It's a King Thing as one of the front runners in the upcoming boom of Philly music.

Brian Mietz (28) sings and plays guitar. Steve Poponi (33) and John Masino (31) (formerly of Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start) play drums and guitar. Mike Maier (33) plays bass and Jay Tagmire (30) plays keys and guitar.

RIYL: The first 2 Weezer albums, The Lemonheads, Nada Surf, Ben Kweller, Superdrag, The Shins, Guided By Voices
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