HEAR THIS: King Louie’s Missing Monuments
Painted White is the debut LP from his latest band, King Louie’s Missing Monuments. It’s a cleaned up version of the music Bankston’s known for. Missing Monuments sound a lot like power pop godfathers The Nerves, with a few glimpses of Hot Water Music when the gruffness in King Louie’s voice kicks in. Lyrically, there are a lot of retro pop themes that are sometimes delightfully dark and twisted.
King Louie totally rules. You can stream Painted White in its entirety on Missing Monuments’ facebook page. Fans of pop punk or power pop should definitely check him out.