Infinite Shuffle

August 8, 2010

37 – The Kissaway Trail

Filed under: Denmark, K — assman41 @ 11:59 pm

This five-piece band from Denmark lists a lot of different influences on its MySpace page, including Daniel Johnston, the Pixies, Grandaddy and the Beach Boys, but none of them pop out when you hear its music. The one band that these guys most sound like is probably Arcade Fire — but with fewer instruments.

You can hear it on a lot of their tracks, including “SDP”, the first single off their sophomore album, Sleep Mountain, which came out in March.

Although, on some songs, such as “Eloquence and Elixir” — from their self-titled debut album — I was reminded of their fellow countrymen, Mew, to a certain degree.

The Kissaway Trail – Eloquence and Elixir

With two lead singers, the band’s sound never grows stale, as every track seems a little different from the last.

The group apparently plays a mean live set and is blowing up in its homeland. It has provided live support for the likes of Editors, Ra Ra Riot, The Boxer Rebellion and The Temper Trap.

They’ll be in New York on Wednesday then head back to Europe for a while. Hopefully, they’ll return to the States next year so I can check them out for myself.

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3 Comments »

  1. Glad things are still going strong! Really liked Romance and North Twin and wild nothing were at a festival I was at last weekend. Really liked your story about those guys, nothing like attacking the search for new music from all angles! Keep rocking bud.

    Comment by outroversion — August 10, 2010 @ 4:46 am

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