Modern Kin is included in this month’s Music That Matters, Vol 430 - Summer is Gone podcast from our friends at KEXP. The podcast features tracks from J Mascis, Bear in Heaven, and Ty Segall among others. You can find the podcast and listen here.
KEXP presents Modern Kin at the Columbia City Theater on November 20th and advance tickets are recommended and available here.
Music That Matters Tracklist:
1. Ylja - Dúmdara lara 2. Fernando - The Dogs 3. Peter Matthew Bauer - Philadelphia Raga 4. Tom Eddy - Seeing Someone 5. Owl John - Red Hand 6. Allah-Las - Buffalo Nickel 7. The Barr Brothers - Half Crazy 8. Quilt - Saturday Bride 9. Split Single - Last Goodbye 10. Bear In Heaven - Time Between 11. BRONCHO - Class Historian 12. J Mascis - Better Plane 13. Pete Molinari - Hang My Head In Shame (feat. Barrie Cadogan) 14. Modern Kin - Abandon 15. Ty Segall - Feel 16. FF - Caught In A Dream
We are happy to release a video of the first track, “Big Enough To Cook” off of our live record titled Modern Kin: Live From the Banana Stand. The album will release September 16th - the day before we start our tour east!
In April of this year, we recorded a show in the Portland basement studio with a handful of people in attendance.
You can find more info on the record, download the track, watch the video, or buy a physical copy of the album here [via Banana Stand]
Modern Kin has been announced in the lineup for The Pygmalion Festival in Urbana, IL this September 25-28! Keep an eye out for tour dates in the surrounding areas, coming soon. Meanwhile, Pygmalion Tickets are available here!
Bombay Beach is big Sonic Youth-ian riffs juxtaposed with David Lynch-ian sound breaks. It is a diegetic soundtrack to a film.
The next Amigo/Amiga release is almost here! Please consider donating (pre-ordering, really) to the IndieGoGo campaign so we can get this thing finished up. The record is recorded, mixed and ready to go - all we need is a little help from our friends.
Modern Kin announced today that they have been included in the lineup for Portland’s Music Fest NW this year. The festival has taken on a smaller, more sustainable tone - with just 18 bands playing over 2 days at Waterfront Park. Other acts include Spoon, Girl Talk, Tune-Yards, Run the Jewels and Pink Mountaintops.
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: