Rolling Stone Country has picked ten new artists to get behind from day one, and PawnShop kings has been chosen as one of the elite “10 New Artists You Need to Know” when the site launched yesterday (June 1). Click HERE to read more about them in their interview with Rolling Stone Country.
The Sony Music/Essential Records recording artists have been on a roll lately. They just world premiered their video last week for “Fall Apart” on CMT Pure and CMT.com. Rolling Stone Country says the “heart-tugging ‘Fall Apart’ is a powerhouse of a folk-pop consolation prize for the millions still lamenting the Civil Wars breakup, with a monster chorus as devastating as any ballad on country radio.” Click HERE to view the video.
“Fall Apart” is from their current EP PSk, which Rolling Stone Country calls “stellar.” The Southern California duo were recently featured on the award-winning popular BAND OF THE DAY app and was just featured in the 5/19 issue Country Weekly as their ON THE EDGE pick which ‘spotlights artists that reside on the fringes of country music.’
Critics and music fans alike, across genre lines, are also discovering PawnShop kings and raving about the music and harmonies of this unique folk/rock duo from Southern California.
“They are my favorite new duo.” – Ken Tucker, beats music
“And the harmonies? Nothing short of spellbinding!” – Music News Nashville
“they have some of the strongest songs we’ve heard in all of 2014.” – Roughstock.com
“That diverse upbringing definitely can be heard in their music, as their influences are across the map – ranging from the soul of Mahalia Jackson to the southern rock of the Black Crowes.” – Billboard
“…a band that hits you on all levels.” – Evigshed Mag
“The PawnShop kings have what it takes – with plenty to spare.” – Music News Nashville
“…great vocals, soul filled lyrics and an irresistible sound.” – My Random Jukebox
“They have all elements to strike various charts from country to Top 40.” – Evigshed Mag
Brothers Scott and Joel Owen, native Californians with deep family roots in the south, formed PawnShop kings after years of playing music together. Their recently released five song EP is packed with the southern, soulful and Americana sounds that have influenced them. Their unique blend was perfected and developed with two of the industry’s most respected producers Phil Madeira (The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris) and Lynn Nichols (Mat Kearney, MuteMath).
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