There’s some terrific stuff brewing in the center of the continental United States, something I found out first hand when attending Middle of the Map Fest. Kansas City has a crazy close-knit music scene and to say it’s thriving might be an understatement. The problem (or maybe this is beauty of it more than anything else) is that not many people outside of KC seem to know what they’re brewing. Soft Reeds were a group I came across during my brief visit, impressed with their choleric rhythmic rock that this group makes. They’ve got a gusto like Gang of Four but with richer overtones and vacillating vocals that are velvet enough to really bellow given the right atmosphere.
Listen | Soft Reeds: “Funny Patterns” (Premiere)
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