kodascope
Gig Seeker Pro

kodascope

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Pop Experimental

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

Mar
17
kodascope @ Shangri-La

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
12
kodascope @ The Brick

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Aug
22
kodascope @ Coda Bar & Grill

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


This band has no press

Discography

Single- "Wind Rider"
December 2014

Kodascope- Kodascope 
EP
May, 2015

Photos

Bio

Harnessing the spirit of a vast number of influences, the band has crafted music that's knee-deep in art-pop. The band started playing shows in the summer of 2014 and was well-received by dancing audiences. Not wanting to release an album that strayed too far from that experience, the band began recording live in their West Bottoms studio in the fall. “We would basically lock ourselves in the studio and play through the songs a few times and try to capture the energy we have as a live band,” says Justin Skinner, percussionist.

Holing up a couple times a week for a month in Skinner’s studio, the band knocked out 8 eight songs for a full length album. “We are all album-lovers, so we wanted to put songs on this first release that fit together and have something in common thematically,” explains singer Mike Tipton. The EP was mixed and produced by Skinner over the course of the winter. In December 2014, the band released “Wind Rider” on ITunes and Spotify, along with a self-produced video. “We wanted to get something out to show the fruits of our labor and that song shows a different side to our music than the dance stuff. It’s a pretty good tune for the winter months,” says drummer Matt Hayden.

While the current line-up has only been around for a year, the members that make up Kodascope have been embedded in the burgeoning Kansas City music culture for over a decade playing jazz, folk, roots, pop, and electronic music in various bands. The members are all active in multiple projects like Anna Cole and the Other Lovers, Monta At Odds, Found A Job, The Waldo Jazz Collective, Claire and The Crowded Stage, and Brutus. Megan Zander (Dream Wolf, REN) and Camry Ivory (Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds) lend their amazing vocal talents to the EP on a couple tracks: "So Afraid of Losing You," and "It's Alright, It's OK." 

The band released a self-titled EP in May 2015 and is back in the studio working on a second release for Spring of 2016. 

Band Members