New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive video premiere of “King Of Fools” by Red Neckromancer. This track is full of carefully engrained melodies in the form of banjos, guitars and a back and forth vocal performance from Lara Hope & Kevin Sharp. This song’s energy is bubbly, riding the chord progressions with infectious hooks. The music video utilizes puppets to bring forth the aesthetic, really capturing how lovely this song is. Take a view and listen below, and be prepared for the upcoming record, In The Shadow Of The Mountain, out on 08/18.
“We’re all big fans of the back and forth country duets like ‘You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly,’ so for our new album, we wrote a duet with our friend Lara Hope, from Lara Hope and The Ark-Tones. The song looks back at a night of drinking and Lara and I describe two very different points of view of what happened.
Our friend Stacy put together the sock puppets. Luckily, me and Lara are both fairly cartoonish. The video was filmed and edited by Danny Asis.” – Kevin Sharp
Based in the Catskill mountains of Upstate New York, Red Neckromancer mixes elements of Appalachian roots music with the spirit of underground punk and metal to create a sound they describe as hillbilly punk. Their debut album “Tickle the Pitchfork”, released in 2015, has been described as “somewhere between David Allen Coe and Slayer on a trip to NOFX’s heavy petting zoo.
Since then, they have toured the east coast several times, including spots on The Heavy Rebel Weekender and Rosendale Street festivals, as well as a 3 week tour of Alaska. They are set to release “In the Shadow of the Mountain” on August 18th, 2018. On their second full length release, songwriters Malachi McElroy (Banjo/Vocals) and Rev. Kev. (Guitar/Drums/Vocals) continue to develop and find new ways to combine their respective traditional and punk/metal influences. They plan to hit the road as much as possible in late 2018/2019 to support the new album.