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Ever wonder what your spit tastes like?
Brooklyn-based band Abraham King says that their spit taste like “something’s wrong” in their new track “Spit.”
The song builds slowly—it’s a downer with a hard peak. The lyrics inspire dread but the music leads you to crowd surf to your salvation. With its chugging distorted guitar and moody vocals, “Spit” will get you drooling for more from indie group Abraham King.
Originally a solo project created by Adam Eisler in 2007, the group morphed into a three-piece. Eisler isn’t sure what inspired the name, but says spirituality played a role.
“I went through this typical college phase where I was interested in theology or whatever,” he tells BTRtoday. “But I still don’t really know the answer—I remember trying to think of a band name during freshmen year of college and just randomly picked the two words.”
Whether the name has meaning or not, Abraham King’s music is full of passion and yearning. Even way back in Abraham King’s 2006 EP Mark of The Mess the sound was slower, but still fiery.
The music is still driven by the same melancholy, but with a new passion in the melodies.
Listen to the premiere of “Spit” below and read the entire interview with Abraham King frontman Adam Eisler.
BTR: When did you start playing music?
Adam Eisler (AE): Abraham King started as a solo project in 2007. There have been different line-ups and varying styles since then. The current line-up has been playing and writing together since the spring.
BTR: Why call it Abraham King?
AE: I get this question so often, but I still don’t really know the answer. I remember trying to think of a band name during freshmen year of college and just randomly picked the two words. I went through this typical college phase where I was interested in theology or whatever. That may have had something to do with it.
BTR: Tell me about this single “Spit.” What kind of inspirations went into it?
AE: “Spit” is about the aging process, hypochondria and being a dramatic person who is easily shaken by change.
BTR: What’s the upcoming debut album like?
AE: Sort of ‘90s era Matador Records stuff maybe? I don’t know. I’m really happy with the direction we’re going in though.
BTR: What does writing music do for you?
AE: Writing music can be so frustrating. It’s also indescribably rewarding once everything comes together.
BTR: As a Brooklynite, how does the borough and NYC in general influence your music?
AE: I’ve met some of my favorite musicians here, some of whom have given me the opportunity to tour and play music all over the world. At the same time, the rat race in the music community is too real. It can all be very overwhelming and sometimes it doesn’t even seem worth it to put myself or my music out there. It’s still fun though.
BTR: What kind of music are you listening to?
AE: I don’t know what the other guys in the band are listening to, but I’ve been in a D-beat phase the whole summer.
BTR: Anything other than the album we should be looking for in the future of Abraham King?
AE: Our next show is at Friends And Lovers, 641 Classon Ave., on August 18. Doors are at 6:30. It’s an early show.