The witchily great Kithkin held their album release party for Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies for Humans in Face of the Collapse at the Crocodile on Saturday evening. This quartet of artists plays a rabid style of music that truly mesmerizes – a style that will take you over.
I saw a recent Kithkin appearance at Neumos. Although that was my first time seeing them, I felt a strong bond with the band’s hypnotic and trippy songs that have their own worlds. To create that connection is rare, and I’m not alone in feeling it. Kithkin played Sasquatch the day before their Crocodile show, and there was no sign at all of waning energy. With excellent musicianship by each band member, and the taunting, gnarling vocals of singers Kelton Sears and Ian Rust, they possess an audience – in a captivating and demonic manner.
Kithkin is an exciting band. Get a copy of the album – it’s primitive, chthonic music you can have your own alone time with, and also have the entire experience when you see Kithkin live.