Making Noise – Kiev

On the eve of their full West Coast tour, the Orange County band Kiev released a live video of Solving and Running, a track from their latest release Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth. For some reason this video seemed to capture a summer vibe for me so I thought I’d share it.

Formed in Orange, California, Kiev was a slow burn, extracting inspiration from improv, working in cohesive insularity in their creative space, a 1940s avocado warehouse. Kiev, formed by singer/guitarist Robert Brinkerhoff, was fully realized in 2009 by carefully adding members, one by one over the years, organically metamorphosing into a lineup with an uncanny ability to weave decades of musical traditions into a cohesive fabric. Kiev is about layers: Between the five members, an intricate, tight-knit web of post punk, psychedelic funk, indie, jazz, jam, and minimalist styles are conjured through meticulous musicianship and mastery of electronics. Adding to the musical imagery on the album are guest players contributing French horns, bass clarinets, bassoon, trombone, oboe and ARP synthesizers.

West Coast Tour with Bad Suns:

8/1: Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryders
8/3: Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
8/4: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/5: Reno, NV @ Cargo Reno
8/6: Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
8/7: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
8/10: Boise, ID @ Reef
8/12: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/13: Las Vegas, NV @ Container Park
8/15: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

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