Our guests today, King Kahn and the Shrines, are a garage/soul/psychedelic band from Berlin led by the charismatic Arish Kahn. Kahn grew up in Montreal, the son of South Asian parents, and first played in punk bands. The Shrines have been recording together since 2000 and released their latest album Idle No More on Merge records last Fall. Kahn is fascinating as both an over the top performer and as a far-ranging thinker. He’ll discuss the title of the new album, Idle No More – it comes from a Canadian indigenous people’s movement Kahn supports.
Bite My Tongue
Fool Like Me
Recent Release: : Idle No More
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Label: Merge Records