Show Review

Post-punk, funk, prog, jazz, jam, indie, minimalist, and afrobeat styles...these are the musical designations OC outfit Kiev declare as their own. For some bands so many influences can make for one murky mess of a listen, but in this live capture from the band's practice spot it's clear that's not the case here. These dudes encourage you to listen in close, take stock of everything going on, and pull away to experience the gigantic sum of their parts. It all works in big ways...the killer quadrupled groove, the ambient slices of guitar, the spastic, jazzy sax/piano freakout...clutter on paper, ecstatic in the ears. So far the band can only claim a 3 song EP to their name. Come October 22nd though, they'll add a full-length debut to the resume with the release of Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth.

Artist Bio

Whether it be Kiev's swirling melodic grooves, their ability to weave decades of transcontinental musical traditions into a single cohesive fabric, or their affection for visualized music as seen in their award winning stereoscopic live 3D projection show, one thing is certain Kiev is about layers. Between the 5 members an intricate tight knit web of post punk, funk, prog, jazz, jam, indie, minimalist, and afrobeat styles are conjured through meticulous musicianship and mastery of electronics. With only a 3 song EP (engineered / co-produced by Darrell Thorpe Beck, Air, Radiohead) and an attention demanding live show, Kiev has already earned a number of music awards and gained serious attention from the music community including a nod from Rolling Stone. Kiev's first full length album Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth (produced / engineered by Chris Shaw Super Furry Animals, Wilco, Ween, Phish, Bob Dylan) is set for release October 22, 2013.


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