Ramesh Srivastava, former lead singer and songwriter of Voxtrot, is back with a new EP. It's the first new music Srivastava has released since Voxtrot split up in 2010. He's made "The King" available for free download (although you do need to register for a RCRD LBL account in order to do so). Digital copies of the EP are available here.
Srivastava's music has always had a bittersweet quality that few of his peers can match, and "The King" is no different in that respect. As I said in a retrospective I wrote about his former band, "[Voxtrot's] music is about the ugliness of human interaction, wrapped up in an often cheery exterior. It's much like how we pretend we're fine, when everything is really, really falling apart. Lead singer Ramesh Srivastava's lyrics unfold like journal entries, at times scribbled in rage, but always with the incisive precision of a scalpel."
When Voxtrot broke up, Srivastava wrote on his blog, "Being in Voxtrot has been wonderful and amazing, but it is only one chapter in the book." Luckily for his fans, there is now another chapter.
Check out a stream of "The King":