kellen: “that time”

Even if you know all three members individually, there’s still a good chance you’ve never heard of kellen. For starters, Mother Falcon co-founder Claire Puckett joins fellow Hikes bandmate (and Monté auteur) Nay Wilkins alongside solo performer Dwight Smith for a tranquil take on the math-folk genre. Puckett’s breezy vocals take the lead with existential insights and an immaculate sense of humility, while Wilkins and Smith provide a well-rounded rhythm section that’s all-too-comfortable with non-traditional time signatures and chord progressions.

kellen’s cathartic indie jangle has already been heard on their self-recorded 2018 debut record lowercase god, and tomorrow night they celebrate their official release show at Hole in the Wall. It’s an intimate live experience that you won’t want to miss, but in case you can’t squeeze it into your schedule, at least enjoy the final track off lowercase god, “that time”!

Jack Anderson

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