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kickstand-band

I love the tags on Bandcamp. If ever anything further muddied the cloudy waters of genre, it is they.

Take, for instance, the Kickstand Band, who describe themselves as “rock garage garage pop indie pop indie rock power pop powerpop surf surf pop Detroit”.

But if all that makes it impossible to pin them down, 14 of those 15 words do rather sum up their sound.

Detroit is the odd word out, though that very accurately denotes the three–piece’s Motor City origins. This three-track EP, released in March, is their best moment.

The Kickstand Band // Cut ’em Loose

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