Burnside Album Details
Modern Kin, Modern Kin CD
Portland band Modern Kin's sweeping 12-song debut begins with singer Drew Grow's ardent wail, and expands into heady and tilted harmonies that scrape around rowdy guitars. These are songs that push forward and take up space, that celebrate the primitive thrill of being loud when you are expected to be quiet. At its core this is a live band; and as most great live bands attempt, Modern Kin has successfully turned their recorded work into a mirror of the hot lights, quavering strings and communal experience. What emerges is an expansive album that deeply explores the instinctual, essential connection music can make between us. This is also the debut of Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Wild Flag) as a producer. Two tracks, Abandon and Big Enough to Cook, were mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala). The 12" LP component is pressed on white vinyl and contains both a full color insert and a digital download card.