The Kindness Kind
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The Kindness Kind

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
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" [December '08]"

"Updating electronic pop with intricate hooks and Cure-inspired vocals that make us emphatically smile, dance and sing along." - Three Imaginary Girls

"The Toronto Star [February '08]"

"One of the best new groups emerging from Seattle."
- John Sakamoto

"The Seattle Times [January '07]"

" of Seattle's most promising new bands"
- Tom Scanlon

"KEXP Blog [January '08]"

"the Kindness Kind intricately craft each song so that you can notice something new each listen to their debut A Novel."
- Chris Burlingame

"Seattle Sound Magazine [February '08]"

"A Novel features Alessandra Rose's haunting vocals backed by a four piece band that leaps from sparse, hushed brooding to maniacal, hard rocking catharsis with ease." - Michael Connelly

"Azltron, Top 30 of 2008 [December '08]"

"...some of the most listenable indie pop this year...The Kindness Kind should be first on your plate."
- Azltron


"...catchy indie rock, with a touch of electronic deliciousness, at its best." - KEXP

"Dossier Journal"

"…dense, meticulously crafted work in the vein of fellow experimental pop entrepreneurs Blonde Redhead and Portishead." - Lane Koivu

" [January '09]"

"This quintet's refined, twinkly-eyed pop provides a backdrop for Alessandra Rose's flapper-era vocals to shine."


"The Kindness Kind" - Released Nov. 18, 2008.
"A Novel" - Debut album, released Nov. 2, 2007.



Named by The Toronto Star as "one of the best new groups emerging from Seattle", The Kindness Kind plays spacious electronic-infused indie-rock.

In 2007, The Kindness Kind recorded their debut album, A Novel, at Bear Creek Studio with Lucas Carlyle (credits include: The Gossip, The Octopus Project, The Album Leaf). A Novel went on to chart CMJ and was featured in numerous reviews including the Toronto Star's Anti-hit List column.

For their self-titled follow up (November 2008), The Kindness Kind has taken their latest batch of songs to various studios and spaces in Washington State, with producer Lucas Carlyle at the board once again. The result is powerful: a vibrant mix of indie-pop-rock songs that move from the delicate to the brash, with thunderous walls of sound juxtaposed by beautiful floating textures and rich melodies interwoven throughout.

The Kindness Kind has been featured on and KEXP, as a CMJ Spotlight artist, and has shared the stage with Jon Auer of The Posies, David Terry of Aqueduct, The Rosebuds, and Efterklang. Recently they performed at Seattle's Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, the CMJ Music Marathon, and were backed by the Seattle Rock Orchestra at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA. They are currently playing shows in the region while working on new music for their next release.