The Marcus King Band has been on a skyward path since the release of their self-titled sophomore album in 2016, touring relentlessly and building a fervent global following along the way. Propelled by prodigious guitarist/vocalist/bandleader Marcus King, the band has gone from playing small rooms and midday festival sets to headlining national tours and even hosting their own two-day Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival in North Carolina next weekend.
Yesterday, the band announced that they will release a brand new EP, Due North, on October 27th. The band’s announcement of the 4-track collection refers to the EP as “a love note from the band of words we didn’t get to say. Songs that are a big part of our live repertoire that we would like to share with everyone.” In addition to three studio tracks (“What’s Right,” “This Ol’ Cowboy,” and “Slip Back”), the Due North EP will feature an exclusive live recording of the band’s “Sharry Barry” medley from a performance in Chicago last winter, giving fans a taste of the band’s thrilling live shows.
Watch The Marcus King Band perform “What’s Right” live at Callahan’s earlier this year below, via YouTube user bluzdudemi:
For more information on the Marcus King Band’s upcoming projects and performances, head to their website.
The Marcus King Band Due North Tracklist:
1. What’s Right
2. This Ol’ Cowboy
3. Slip Back
4. Sharry Barry/Sliced Milk/25 Or 6 To 4/I’ll Stay/Gloomy Sunday (Live)
[Cover Photo via Emily Butler]