OSSINING, N.Y. -- A band that started when they were students at Ossining High School is becoming one of the hottest names in music.
Indigo King, which features Daniel Annibale, Josh Braunstein, Faiz Lone, and Liam Houghtaling, recently released his first album, "Cloud Neon. The record was mostly written in Ossining and recorded at their home in Hartsdale.
"This has been the two years in the making," Annibale said. "It's a culmination of a ton of hard work."
The album has received positive reviews and Indigo King recently sold out a performance at Arlene's Grocery in Manhattan.
Indigo King doesn't confine itself to one genre or even one instrument. The music is psychedelic alternative rock and band members will often switch instruments depending on the song.
"If you wrote the song, you're usually the one up front singing it and playing guitar," Braunstein said.
Indigo King has known each other since they were growing up in Ossining. They originally formed as a hip hop group but then after focusing more on songwriting and falling back in love with the Beatles, Indigo King was born.
The band has performed throughout the area, having a residency at The Boathouse in Ossining and at Captain Lawrence in Elmsford. They also performed at the Pleasantville Music Festival.
They also continue to work full-time jobs, with Annibale and Braunstein working in real estate, Houghtaling working as a carpenter and Lone working at Coca-Cola.
"We all live together so it's not hard to schedule rehearsal time," Lone said. "We do everything organically, we don't have a management team. This is all fun for us. It's not hard to manage our da jobs and our passion."
Indigo King celebrated its new album by putting up a billboard at the Ossining Train Station.
"We were at the train station and were approached by some younger kids who asked if we were Indigo King," Lone said. "It was a really nice experience."
For more information on Indigo King, visit www.indigokingband.com
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