MP3 of the Week: Kingsley Flood "Black Boots" + introducing the Converse in-stores

“Uptown’s gonna go downtown tonight!” It’s equally a plea, a promise, and warning from vocalist Naseem Khuri on “Black Boots,” the latest master folk-ing racket from Americana sextet KINGSLEY FLOOD. It’s also appropriate for the launch of the Phoenix’s new partnership with Converse, which will bring Boston artists featured in this space to 348 Newbury St for live in-store performances.

The Kingsleys — who celebrate new EP Colder Still over three nights, December 8, 9, and 10, at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge before ringing in New Year's Eve at the Brighton Music Hall alongside Freezepop and Mean Creek — are no strangers to Converse. In October, they hit the sneaker-maker’s Rubber Tracks recording studio in Brooklyn to record a song off the new EP, while the rest of Colder Still was crafted here at Q Division in Somerville. so grab the “Black Boots” MP3 below, then join us at Converse on Newbury for a special Kingsley Flood in-store performance on Wednesday, December 7 at 6 pm. It’s a free-for-all, so come get your kicks, “Boots” included.

DOWNLOAD: Kingsley Flood "Black Boots" [mp3]

Note: The next Converse in-store arrives Friday, December 16 at 6pm with LETTERDAY.

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