“Thunderous, heart-stomping drum beats and guitar work are what makes up Pennsylvania’s most explosive act Carousel Kings, who return with Plus Ultra, their fourth full-length album, coming May 31, 2019. Today the band divulges details behind the release, and the first video/single “Code Breaker (Smile).”
“On the video, Alexander states, “We proposed a lot of 80’s/90’s youth culture for the video – game show slime-ery, cheesy infomercials, B-level horror movies and ‘dramatic’ film noir. Outside of the visuals, the song references positivity and soul searching throughout, so we balanced light-hearted comedy against keeping fans on their toes with intricate songwriting.
“Musically, Plus Ultra goes far beyond the limitations of pop-punk, adding a deeper and subtle, diverse selection of material, including a whopping ten guest appearances. “Plus Ultra is the first album we have had a female voice on which we are very stoked about!” exclaims Alexander. “In addition to having the great Lexxe on ‘Move Slow,’ we have our good friend and great talent, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills on “Shellshocked”, and MANY other talented friends throughout. This is the first album we have experimented with many different sounds too, including a ukulele and saxophone featured on ‘Shelter,’ and lots of electronic sounds throughout.”