Smart Bets: Hermit Kings

Local rock band Hermit Kings describes its sound as "fundamental rock 'n' roll, with soul and country undertones." Led by singer-songwriter Zaq Suarez (Big Hungry), the band has been at work on new album The Ghost of Galapagos, a 12-track record released at the end of October. Moody washes of guitar, nimble percussion and lyrics that paint pictures of Americana — fantasy and tattered-edged reality (birds, kudzu, Paul Westerberg) without ever giving away the whole story — make up this memorable song cycle. Hermit Kings performs an album release show at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Nov. 16 with Deep Chatham and Alarm Clock Conspiracy. 9 p.m. $5. http://www.thegreyeagle.com.

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  1. Terry Hultzen

    I saw these guys at the Lab 10/24/12 and they were fantastic! Being from out of town I had to drive 13 hours to make it in time for the show. I have been to and played at hundreds of shows. The Hermit Kings are ” The Real Deal ! “

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