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:
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