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the kind strangers

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

"still building" full length cd. available online and in stores worldwide.
"still building" 12" sexy-switch remix, now streaming excusively on www.thekindstrangers.com/listen, available late summer on 12".
"waiting to win you over" single and remix available late summer 2005.

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time: 2005. place: los angeles. newly formed and carrying a brand spankin’ new debut album, the kind strangers are led by singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist geoff bock. armed with an armada of ideas, this is the sound of trying everything and anything in order to drag out and let go of all the irrational thoughts that keep us up at night. this is the sound of making peace and hoping there is a light that truly never goes out.

crawling out of five year hiatus from writing and recording his take on what a singer/songwriter could be, a five year period of time that saw gb twist and trash his own musical formulas by scoring several experimental short films in l.a., the kind strangers finds gb returning, 2K style, rejuvenated by a new sound. inspired by true events. inspired. amazing what the combination of rocky relationships, a keyboard, some beats, and something to say can produce (don’t forget guitars, the boy also plays guitar, folks...). what it produces is tks’ debut album “still building.”

fine you say. the history of complete strangers, the importance of which is moot compared with that of the music. tks could be martian billionaires with superpowers and a fortress somewhere near the south pole for all it matters. what matters are the songs. do they sound good? your call. have at it.

what does tks sound like? what makes a “still building” sway?

if you had to make a drink called a kind stranger, you’d be inspired to mix in equal parts prince, lcd soundsystem, phoenix, delays, the postal service, genesis (circa 1982...), brian eno, pinback and depeche mode. then you’d shake and stir it enough so that you’d make it your own. pour into the world. garnish with emotional chaos. serves many. but that’s not precisely how to make a kind stranger, the exact recipe is a guarded secret. this is merely an idea of what inspired the real thing.

and the real thing it is. the kind strangers and “still building” are simply the sounds of pressing record and letting it all go. 2005 will see tks spreading that sound in every way imaginable. look for strangers in your town. on your computer. in your pods. in your car. in the pages you flip. look around. you’ll find us. and it’s okay, you can talk to strangers, the kind ones anyway.

stay kind. be strange.

tks 2005