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The Brother Kite


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Providence, Rhode Island’s The Brother Kite began crafting their shoegaze-inflected rock sound in 2001, when founding members Patrick Boutwell and Jon Downs began writing and recording original material as a duo. Bassist Andrea Mason and guitarist Mark Howard joined them in 2002, and the band released a split 7” record with friends Vaguely Starshaped on Boston’s Losing Blueprint Records.

The Brother Kite then released their first full length album on Clairecords, thebrotherkite (2004), a self-titled and self-recorded serving of layered guitars and buoyant melodies. Their ambitious debut earned them nationwide attention from critics and music fans alike. They soon enlisted Matt Rozzero as full-time drummer, and relentlessly toured the east coast, gaining new fans at every show and further refining their unique sound.

With the success of thebrotherkite, they were poised to take a bold step, but knew the restrictions of traditional studio recording wouldn’t allow for the creative freedom they needed to realize their vision. So they did what any band would do: build their own studio! Waiting For The Time To Be Right is the long-awaited result of this endeavor, a brave new rock record, astonishing not only for its depth and maturity, but also for its willingness to stray from the shoegaze sound that most easily defined their previous works. Layered guitar textures remain, of course, an important ingredient.


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  • ilhammaulana

    How is the group not more popular--??? Will never understand it! [2]

    12 May 6:28am Reply
  • MomentOfFear

    Their new album is probably one of the best I've heard in... A while!

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SexWithMinors

    drown ordinary guitar in reverb over insanely boring drums and add really wonderful vocals. repeat.

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Avalorn

    maybe best of 2010?

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sounddaze

    Go see this band!

    17 Dec 2010 Reply
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  • toubouhei

    Wonderful Music

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • InASafePlace

    Criminally overlooked

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Sylviofurtado

    good album... keep moving is a great song!!

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dom_indie

    New album :)

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • stepsinpairs

    New album! Only listened once but it's more of what I love. =D

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • MyxxxxxDSMBR

    I feel like they deserve a bigger audience, but at the same time it makes their music feel more personal.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • repete86

    Isolation is finally being released in September. Yay!

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Jabreck

    I heard their album quite by chance... Lucky me, it's great!

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Spacirelei

    I miss the Brother Kite. I saw them once in Akron Ohio. I always wish they would come back or at least play Kalamashoegazer...

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • aniym

    last full-length was in 2006...what do they sound like now? are they still shoegaze/noisepop/powerpop or something entirely different?

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • stepsinpairs

    Yes, new album should be released this year. They have a couple of unmastered tracks for it available on

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Sylviofurtado

    any chance of a new album in 2010?

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
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  • sonofawidow

    Presenting the soundtrack to my summer vacation. So goooooooood. I haven't been this absorbed in a record in quite some time!

    20 Jul 2009 Reply
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