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From the Haddons, the Hills and the Heights of suburban New Jersey, comes It’s a King Thing. A band for boys and girls, late bloomers, nose pickers, pussies and procrastinators. Their songs can beat up your band’s songs.

One snowy night in February of 2010, the band released their album Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo to the internet, free of charge. 5,000 downloads later and almost a year to the date later, the band successfully raised enough money on Kickstarter to fund a vinyl release of the abum, which will be available in May of 2011. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo 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: Weezer, The Lemonheads, Nada Surf, Ben Kweller, Superdrag, The Shins, Guided By Voices

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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. was recorded in Haddon Heights, NJ at the Gradwell House on a Megasound 8000. Engineered by Steve Poponi & Dave Downham. Mixed by Steve and mastered by Dave.

All songs were written and performed by It's a King Thing. Dave Downham plays bass and piano on "Wine & Ponies". Brooke McAleer sings backups on "Baby Tantrum" and "Tammy Faye". Evan T. Weiss plays lead guitar on "Vegetarian".

Click here for lyrics

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Old Hobbies
By: Robert Emmons
Mush Mouth
By: David Dunn
By: Vincent DiCostanzo

Tammy Faye
By: Screamin' Jimmy Blunt
The making of the new album

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The self-titled It's a King Thing LP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Downham at the Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, NJ.

Vocals, guitars and keys by Brian Mietz. Drums by Cort Farris. Keyboard on "My Minivan Just Died" and weird guitar noises on "Barbershop" by Dave Downham.

All songs written by Brian Mietz.

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"This is the sleeper indie pop gem right here."

“A nice, if not wholly enthralling experience.”
- The Album Project
"It’s a King Thing has managed to be cohesive without being repetitive, and to take a shine to the indie pop sound we know and love without totally ripping off the bands we already have in our collections."
- Reviewsic
"I have posted a lot about It’s A King Thing over the years here at Sound As Language. But, I can honestly say, Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. is the band’s coming out party."
- Sound As Language

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