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.
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: