Band You’ve Never Heard of Band of the Day: The Kindness Kind

I’m happy to announce that it took nearly a year after its renovation for our downtown park to once again attract drug dealers. Walking through the other day I heard a “hey you!” whistle, and a scruffy older hippy approached, asking if I wanted a 20 sack of “the kind.” Ah, the perks of being a longhair… Hippies like to use the word “the kind” around here to denote quality marijuana, and although Seattle’s The Kindness Kind includes a longhaired drummer, I’d like to think their band name has more interesting connotations than the sticky weed. Maybe they’re just super nice…

the Kindness Kind

I’m really feeling their track “The Rain came late,” expansive indie-pop with twinkling keyboards and sultry, sleepy vocals. Then it gets WAY big with churning waves of guitar and retro-tone synthesizers. That they recorded their album A Novel at Bear Creek where Blonde Redhead laid down tracks is fitting. You can purchase their new album, A Novel Here.

Check out their West Coast tour stops after the jump;

Feb 8 2008 10:00P
WINTERLAND – w/Alligators, Bird Language Bremerton, Washington
Feb 14 2008 7:00P
VIADUCT – w/Mighty Giant, Broken Vinyl, Tiny Letters, ALL AGES!!! Tacoma, Washington
Feb 20 2008 8:00P
RED DEVIL LOUNGE – w/TBA San Francisco, California
Feb 22 2008 9:00P
BEAUTY BAR – w/ TBA San Diego, California
Feb 25 2008 8:00P
COOL CAT GALLERY – w/TBA Sacramento, California
Feb 28 2008 8:30P
THE CATALYST – w/Lost Ocean, Song of the Siren Santa Cruz, California
Feb 29 2008 9:00P
MARS BAR – The Awareness Group showcase w/Hungry Pines, Wimbleweather Seattle, Washington

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2 Responses to Band You’ve Never Heard of Band of the Day: The Kindness Kind

  1. the Girl February 7, 2008 at 12:51 pm #

    the kindness kind
    great band.. i deff. recamend this indie band and the cd is great, all the the songs are well exicuted and have and amazing sound to them. buy the cd!!!

  2. hmm? February 27, 2008 at 6:07 pm #

    “super nice…”? well, they are kinda nice… but the name isn’t referring to that OR any drug euphemism

    quality band though…

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