The Proper Authorities is the solo musical project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Keith Adams. Known for his work with the bands Sound Mind, Giant Wow, and 1000 Watt Revival, Adams created the Proper Authorities to branch out and work on his lifelong composition and performance skills.
As in past groups, he continues to experiment strongly in the modern pop rock genre with sounds and grooves that aren't usually found there. His appreciation for over-the-top arrangements is tempered nicely by his love for good hooks. His lyrics touch on a variety of subjects: matters of self; emotional snapshots in time; tragic and comic figures; and the things that we all want... or at least think that we want.
Dreamy synth, high-power guitars, and a pulse-pounding rhythm section set the stage for this epic, sensual retrospective on a souring relationship, the increasingly visible cracks in its foundation, and the search for a truth that seems already discovered.Listen
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There’s a great article about the “Perfect Alibi” single and video by Bob Smith of The Static Dive blog. He praises the song and performance overall as “diving headfirst into the future with a cool mix of pristine productio… [read more]
There’s been more global awareness for “Perfect Alibi” with a great Proper Authorities article/interview from our new friends at Nova Music Blog. Keith spoke briefly with Gabriele Filippi of NMB about the origins and meaning of t… [read more]
Our friends at the global music website The Further were kind enough to do a great feature on us called “Discovering the Proper Authorities!” Between a glowing review of the song “Perfect Alibi” and a fun interview with Keith, it turned out t… [read more]