Following news of Modern Kin's upcoming new album (if you're just joining us, Modern Kin is the new incarnation of Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives), here comes some rather insane news about their release show.
Rather than hopping on stage, slinging some tunes, and calling it good, Modern Kin are attempting something far more ambitious, streaming seven live shows within a space of 24 hours around the globe, all to be transmitted from Mississippi Studios. They're calling it the "Hello World" tour, and perhaps it's a sign of things to come in the internet age.
I'll let their press release do the explaining, because frankly, it's a little baffling (and intriguing):
HELLO, WORLD is… seven live-streamed YouTube concerts in 24 hours from Portland, Oregon band Modern Kin at 10pm in 7 different timezones on October 25th & 26th. Shows will stream at YouTube.com/amigoamigamusic.
HELLO, WORLD - MODERN KIN SET TIMES
UTC -4 (10:00pm 10/25) New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, La Paz, etc : (7:00pm Portland)
UTC -5 (10:00pm 10/25) Chicago, Lawrence, KS, Austin, Mexico City, Bogota, Lima, etc : (8:00pm Portland)
UTC -7 (10:00pm 10/25) Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, BC, etc : (10:00pm Portland)
UTC +9 (10:00pm 10/26) Tokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Irkutsk, Palau, etc :(6:00am Portland)
UTC +8 (10:00pm 10/26) Beijing, Harbin, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur etc : (7:00am Portland)
UTC +2 (10:00pm 10/26) Paris, Madrid, Cairo, Berlin, Copenhagen, Tripoli, Warsaw, Rome, Maputo, Johannesburg, etc (1:00pm Portland)
UTC +1 (10:00pm 10/26) London, Dublin, Lisbon, Algiers, Lagos, Kinshasa, Casablanca, etc : (2:00pm Portland)
The record release show takes place in Portland at Mississippi Studios.
Tickets are $10.00 to attend the Portland record release show (9pm 10/25)
All other HELLO WORLD performances are $3 at the door with a ticket stub, or $5 with no stub (also at Mississippi Studios.
10/25 - 7pm & 8pm shows are All-Ages!!
Downloads, CD’s and LP’s will be on sale
Modern Kin releases their self titled record via Amigo/Amiga on October 22nd. The album was produced by Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag/Quasi.) Tracking was done in eight days in Sacramento, CA at the now defunct Hangar Studio with Bryce Gonzales (Here We Go Magic/Breeders) Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips/MGMT/Tame Impala) mixed two tracks.