Growing up on Princeton Street in Santa Monica, twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel and childhood friend Ben Usen started playing together as a group in the late 90's, but officially formed Princeton during a year long stay in London in 2005. With the addition of drummer David Kitz, the band first gained attention in 2008 with the conceptual four-song Bloomsbury EP, a breezy dance-pop confection about the imaginative group of British intellectuals. The band now lives in the Eagle Rock district of LA where their new album (Cocoon of Love) was recorded. Their debut record will be out on September 29th on Kanine Records.
For more information go to http://princetonLA.com or http://myspace.com/princetonmusic 2) Coming up in Dallas, Tx, Princeton was exposed to the gospel plenty of times. Not only by churches, but mainly by his parents when he was young. "I remember sitting down with my dad reading out of Genesis, and how God made creation," Princeton says. "Both of my parents did their job in telling me about Jesus, but something just didn't click in me yet.
I didn't think they were lying but I wasn't living for Jesus then." Growing up in a household with both parents and an older brother, Princeton was disciplined at a young age to behave and not do wrong. Because of that, as he began school he was a good student to his teachers, a good friend to his peers, and an overall good person, on human standards. Princeton started rhyming ever since he was little. He would just rap for fun with his karaoke machine and piano.Make Princeton Playlist