Kithkin, a bewitching quartet from Seattle, savaged a willing audience at Neumos. This band was overwhelmingly great, with a powerful and significant sound. The live set was, well, it was on fire. It was like a magic show of music. There was amazing drumming, sexy growling vocals, and fans who glommed together as if this really were some sort of sorcery. And you know what? It was a mystical ceremony – as I would have hoped from the group who actually has songs called “Sorcerer” and “Fire Mumblers.” Kithkin has a unique position in music, encompassing rock, experimental, and its own evil lava. They’re far-out. You can prepare for their next show on May 24th at the Crocodile, which will be a release party for their full-length debut album, Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies for Humans in Face of The Collapse, by getting a copy of that beauty in May. I highly recommend the show and the album (I also recommend you get their EP Takers & Leavers over on iTunes). Several songs off the EP popped up at the Neumos show, and I think this group, more than so many others, has a coherency between their releases.