The 21st century hasn’t been kind to lounge acts. The glory days of natty strangers sipping cocktails in velvet-and-smoke-filled rooms are long gone, replaced by patios packed with Pabst drinkers and e-cig puffers.
One local band, however, won’t let this era go without a fight. Orange County’s King Salamander is bringing the lounge vibe into the present with Salamander Lounge, a new album out on iTunes September 26.
“Salamander Lounge plays like a story, from beginning to end,” says King Salamander mastermind and frontman Sterling Musk. “It’s a concept album about this lounge, and the whole album takes place in it. The characters come to life, the decor, the atmosphere, the environment, the history is all in there.”