KING WOMAN has shared a cover of “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Stone Roses. Listen to the powerful cover HERE. KING WOMAN’s latest album Created in the Image of Suffering received high end of 2017 praise charting on notable album of the year lists such as Loudwire (#16), Metal Riot (#1), Treble (#9), and Revolver (Best Music Video – Manna #15) among numerous others. Created in the Image of Suffering is out now worldwide on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available on Relapse.com and digital downloads.
Created in the Image of Suffering was recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Wreck & Reference, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden in Palo Alto, CA. Each song evokes rich, gloomy imagery with crumbling washes of blurred, billowing distortion densely layered atop hazy, psychedelic atmospheres that call to mind a surrealistic Black Sabbath fronted by Mazzy Star. Complete with deeply personal, introspective lyrics that serve as a catharsis for years of religious and mental torment, KING WOMAN truly suffer to create their art.
Additionally, KING WOMAN are happy to announce they have now joined the management roster at Sargent House (Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven, Russian Circles, Earth, Mutoid Man, etc) and have just launched their new website which will be at kingwoman.band. The band commented on the new partnership and Stone Roses cover, saying:
“We have an immense amount of respect for Cathy and are proud Formed in 2009 by vocalist Kristina Esfandiari, the Bay Area’s KING WOMAN began as a solo project then later developed into a full band. Over the course of the last seven years, KING WOMAN have crafted a sound thoroughly their own – a sound that harnesses the elastic textures and temporality of drone and metallic shoegaze alongside the transcendental, melancholic power of doom. The band’s debut EP Doubt (released on leading San Fran avant-garde imprint The Flenser in 2014) paired weighty subject matter with wistful, brooding, and hypnotic songwriting. KING WOMAN’s mystical sound resonated strongly enough to catch the attention of renowned independent label Relapse Records, who signed the band in 2016.to be a part of the Sargent House family. It’s going to be a beautiful year. The Stone Roses song was recorded with at Earth Tone Studios with Pat Hills in Sacramento, CA. It’s our first shot at recording a cover.”