Last weekend, I drove from my humble home in Burbank to the Eastern promises of Eagle Rock. There, perched upon a sun-kissed hillside, was the home of Princeton. No, not the ivy league institution of higher learning – this was an actual home where ukuleles dance and glockenspiels ring true. The band is comprised of twin brothers Jesse (Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Keyboards) and Matt Kivel (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards), and Ben Usen (Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Fender Rhodes). The Kivels met Ben at the age of five while attending elementary school in Los Angeles, and the world has never – and will never – be the same.
Princeton’s debut, The Bloomsbury EP, is now available via iTunes and all other internet retailers. The band is on tour right now and will be in residency at the Silverlake Lounge in LA in the month of July. Check their myspace for streams and dates!