Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kithkin - A Band Review

     Earlier this year, we came close to writing a blog entry about Kithkin's "Goliath." Then, life happened and we dropped the ball.
     But recently, while listening to a different Kithkin song, we concluded that it would be a great one to hear in concert. There are songs that are built for concert play.  As a past example, Wu Lyf released the song "We Bros" in 2011, which was one of the best (if not the best) in-concert song of the year.
     The song was "Fallen Giants" by Kithkin. The tribal chant that begins at the 0:45 mark is the type that tends to be embraced by concert-goers; the chant requires only minimal singing ability. And "Fallen Giants" doesn't take itself too seriously - we love the processing of the guitars to have a kazoo quality (for example, around the 1:17 mark). Then, throw in the voice fluctuations and the "wall of sound" toward the end. THIS IS OUR KINDA CONCERT SONG!
     "Fallen Giants" by Kithkin - the song is available for Free and Legal Download from the website of KEXP (CLICK HERE).

           Kithkin is based in Seattle, Washington. Their Bandcamp submits:
"Kithkin are a Cascadian youth tribe out to spread the hidden knowledge of the forests. Through its rituals and performances, Kithkin hopes to confront crowds about the impending 'end of things' through witchee rhythms and chaotic sorcery."
     Now we're convinced we wanna see these guys! But if you need more evidence, their percussion explosion is posted below:

     "Goliath" by Kithkin ("More cowbell!")


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