Their sound came together while Michael Kiefer and Michael Steubs logged countless miles along the I-95 corridor to meet for rehearsal and writing sessions in an old Milford, CT auto body shop. Steubs came armed with his flying V and hypnotic riffs while Kiefer banged out beats and fills in service to his grooves. Together they fleshed out the basic structures before expanding the songs with layered guitar loops that allowed Steubs to jam free over a repetitive polyrhythmic stew.
After recording their debut EP, “The Excluded Middle,” in their home studio in North Branford, CT, both members decided that loop pedals alone were not enough to help them achieve the sound they sought. So they brought lapsteel player Jon Schlesinger into the fold. Jon provided them with the colors missing from their sonic palette, filling in the spaces with blissed-out harmolodics. With his addition, the MK sound coalesced, and heads at local and regional shows began turning.
Since their debut release, MK have been playing shows with local and regional artists while recording their first long-player, “I miss the future.” The album was officially release by Twin Lakes on August 10, 2010 and can be purchased here.
Edited by mkiefer18 on 1 Sep 2010, 00:13
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