No country for new nashville Premiers T.S.B. EP
No Country for New Nashville premiers The Sad Bastard EP (out May 5th), described as a "[juxtaposition of] poppy, intimiate, and timeless sonic tones with self-reflective and somber themes." Read it HERE
AMERICAN SONGWRITER||REVERBNATION Discover
KoT will appear at the next installment of American Songwriter/ReverbNation's DISCOVER Series held at The Family Wash on Monday OCT 3rd, 7P. RSVP to get in for Free HERE.
American Songwriter premier
Excited to announce American Songwriter premiers "So You Found Yourself a Rockstar" music video. Check out the article and watch it HERE.
Chosen Kind Video
Acoustic video of Chosen Kind up now. Check it out HERE.
kot is the local artist of the week
We cannot be happier to announce that Kellen of Troy is Lightning 100's Local Artist of the Week. Tune in to hear Rule Your Heart on-air and come out to Soulshine Pizza Friday, May 20th for a free rooftop show. 7 PM
N.C.F.N.N. calls Kot "hypnotic"
"Personal and hypnotic...his confident delivery and well-crafted sound [is] top notch" -Philip Obenschain. Read the full review HERE.
Last December, Kellen of Troy and a film crew loaded into Nashville's own House of David Recording Studio. Over trap doors and in a room built for a King, the band performed three tunes off their upcoming Posthumous Release. Check out all three tunes HERE.
KELLEN OF TROY BIOGRAPHY No. 1
But it's okay, let's get to know one another.
I won’t bore you with the history of my exploits as a member of forgotten bands, or as a side man, or the number of times I’ve been welcomed to the stage as “a special guest” or as “our good friend” on this, that, or the other instrument (re: Apache Relay, Ray Price, Gill Landry, Jenny Lewis, The Devil Makes Three, The Weeks, The Flea Marketeers, JP Harris and the Tough Choices, The Wild Feathers, Chance McCoy of Old Crow Medicine Show, G. Love, Brent Cobb, Mumford and Sons, raLand baxter, Desert Noises, etc). And as any halfway educated individual can surmise, I find myself in this position (that of the 21st Century troubadour) as the result of failed relationship upon failed relationship, both in the workplace and in my personal life. But that’s all in the past. What’s done is done.
“If we’re always looking in the rear view mirror, we’ll only see where we’ve been and not where we’re going,” said someone famous once, or something to that effect.
Take a moment and reflect on performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Ciaccona from his Violin Partita #2 in D Minor, BMV 1004. If we stay fixated on the opening harmony, we’ll never fully appreciate the uplifting and glorious Bb Maj (bVI6) chord (let alone the sublime parallel major section, bars 133 through 208) found on beat two of m. 209 that starts the piece’s grand finale. That inspired bit of chromatic-mediant-relationship harmony J.S. tosses in would go completely unnoticed and over-shadowed if we focus only on that initial, ominous D minor harmony that got us started. Hear the harmony that’s happening, not that which has already happened. And if our ears wander at all, let them wander to the unknown and exciting future, not to the familiar and hackneyed past.
So, come one and come all! Fear not missing accolades or assurances, given willy-nilly by the pillars of cultural awareness - those safety-bumpers of trendy society that indicate who is and who is not worthwhile. Let’s embark on this great American adventure together, like Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer (minus the racism), down the mighty Mississippi, through the hills and valleys and caverns and beaches together! Pioneers, all!
Don’t let [Pitchfork] interfere with your [love for music]. -Mark Twain