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

Thanks, as always, for your your support.

Catch a taping of two songs from Modern Kin tomorrow (October 16th) on Live Wire Radio in Portland! Lincoln Hall at Portland State University w/ Robin Lopez & Dan Savage.

Tickets are available for purchase here, or you can try to win tickets from the Portland Mercury!


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]

We hope to see you on the road!

New Fall tour dates announced today from Modern Kin! Many more to come! Listen up, mid-west

August 30 : Bumbershoot Pavilion Stage
Seattle, WA : 12:30pm : TICKETS

September 5 : Mace Mead Works
Dayton, WA : 8pm : TICKETS

September 6 : Bartfest @ NYNE Bar
Spokane, WA : 7:15pm : TICKETS

September 17 : Flying M Coffee Garage
Nampa, ID : 8pm

September 18 : Crazy Horse
Boise, ID : 8pm : TICKETS

September 19 : Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT : 7pm : TICKETS

September 22 : Lost Lake Lounge
Denver, CO : 9pm : : TICKETS

September 23 : Vega
Lincoln, NE : 9pm : TICKETS

September 24 : Gabe’s
Iowa City, IA : 9pm

September 25 : Vaudeville Mews
Des Moines, IA : 9pm

September 27 : The Pygmalion Festival Highdive Stage
Urbana-Champaign, IL : 2:45pm : TICKETS

Modern Kin at The Pygmalion Festival

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!

Modern Kin Announced For MFNW Lineup

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. 

Modern Kin plays Sunday, August 17th. 

Presale tickets to the festival are available here:


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: