The Portland trio Modern Kin seem to be addicts for live performances. After stopping by KEXP for a live in-studio with DJ John Richards, the band set up a streaming concert series – seven shows in twenty-four hours – in Mississippi studios for fans all across the world. “The idea of a live show, it’s ephemeral,” said frontman Drew Grow. “It’s just there and gone – anything could happen.” Seeing the band live, complete with upright bass and vocal wails from Grow, is an inspiration. Despite their being only a three-piece, there is enough sound to fill a stage, a studio, or internet streams. Still have doubts? See for yourself here:

New Modern Kin Tour Dates Announced


JUST ANNOUNCED: New Modern Kin tour dates with Seattle’s Ravenna Woods this March. This will be the band’s first trip through these Washington cities since the record released in October, so be sure to get tickets early as the shows are expected to fill up.

March 26th : Mace Mead Works | Dayton, WA | TICKETS
March 27th : The Bartlett | Spokane, WA | TICKETS
March 28th : Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA | TICKETS
March 29th : Bunk Bar | Portland, OR | TICKETS

Modern Kin “Abandon” (Official Video)

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Video Credits:
Director: Janet Weiss
Camera: Andrew Barrick
Producer: Patrick Stanton

Modern Kin - “Abandon”
Label: Amigo Amiga 
Release date: 10/22/2013
© 2013 Here Tiger Music (ASCAP)

The gospel-tinged Portland indie-rock band just released its self-titled debut album, which was produced by one of rock’s most formidable drummers, Janet Weiss. Watch the group perform “Unannounced” live at opbmusic’s studios.