Over the past few months, I've received numerous emails from PR firms inviting me to check out the music of various artists. I'll give some of the tracks a listen--I try to stay on the lookout for cool new stuff--but since they're not really connected to Idaho, I haven't shared them here (though I was very tempted to share a video by this one French disco group).
Anyway, an exception to the above came my way just yesterday. I received an email not from a PR firm but from Kris Doty (right), whom some readers will remember from her years in the Boise music scene (she came back in March and played a good set at Treefort). She's living in Portland now, and she currently has a band with guitarist/lead singer Drew Grow (left) and drummer Jeremiah Hayden (center) called Modern Kin.
Modern Kin has been getting some good press lately. "Abandon," a track from their upcoming debut album, indicates why:
Modern Kin's eponymous debut will be released by Hayden's Amigo/Amiga label on October 22. It was produced by rock goddess Janet Weiss (Quasi, Sleater-Kinney). You can check out a preview for the album below (it was directed by Weiss):
You can find Modern Kin on Facebook and pre-order Modern Kin now on Bandcamp.