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Merge reissues King Khan & the Shrines' album "What Is?!" digitally

Merge reissues King Khan & the Shrines' album

Witness the rebirth of ​What Is?!, the critically acclaimed full-length masterpiece by King Khan & the Shrines! Originally released in 2007, the album that put the band on the map in North America is now available for your electronic consumption at iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Spotify.

King Khan on the album:

Recorded in Germany in a sweaty art gallery basement in Hamburg and a Nazi bunker in Kassel, and produced by golden-eared Shrine Simon Wojan, this mix of pure soul, punk, bubblegum, and bloodcurdling stomp-yer-feet-fingerbanging-goodtime-hocus-poke-us is right here waiting for your eyes, ears, and fingers—you’re just a click away from pure aural bliss drenched in pure oral hiss. Let the songs enter your cave and sweep the cobwebs away and paint the walls and town red. You may not believe what you hear, but you will hear what you believe!

With love,
Your tender emperor of RnB
King “Up the Empire” Khan

What Is?! is goofy, affecting, nostalgic, and cathartic all at once, at every moment.” —Pitchfork​

The Shrines are touring North America for the rest of the month. Not to be missed … unless you hate fun!

King Khan & the Shrines on tour:
Jun 17 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Jun 18 Iowa City, IA – Gabe's
Jun 19 Kansas City, KS – The Record Bar
Jun 21 Denver, CO – Westword Music Showcase
Jun 22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Jun 24 Vancouver, BC – International Jazz Fest
Jun 25 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jun 26 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
Jun 28 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Jun 29 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Jun 30 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jul 01 Santa Ana, CA – The Burger Revue