Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Kite Flying Society

"Please let me keep this memory. Just this one."

Year 6 of this lonely and despaired tradition. Another screamo soundtrack to wallow in. Valentrine's Day 2018, a day of romance and lovers. Not that you'd know anything about that. Thus you are left to scourge every sorrowful moment, every lonely Sunday morning, every pain in your half-burnt heart, and every reminder of when things were better. Might as well listen to some decent tunes while you do it. This year we've got the fantastic Kite Flying Society to do so, and I'll leave links to all previous years in the comments if you want to deepen the wound.

Kite Flying Society were a five-piece screamo band from Orlando, Florida that were around from at least 2000 to 2002 (any more info would be appreciated). They played an impassioned style of screamo akin to bands such as Saetia or You And I. In their chaos and dissonance, there are definite signs of melody here, albeit brief ones. Vocally, they are absolutely scorching, but also made heavy use of spoken word bits, which harken back to Moss Icon in the fragmented delivery atop arpeggiated guitars. Their discography, like many of their contemporaries, is fairly scattered. They released 2 EP's in their lifetime, and recorded a handful of other tracks that were never released. That is, until their full discography was compiled in 2006 by Init Records. Their discography is below, which includes all their EP material, some unreleased/demo tracks, as well as some live stuff. Doesn't get much better than this on days like today. All apologies and smiles, yours truly, ugly Valentine. Enjoy.

1. Art of Conversation
2. Past Life Regression
3. Nothing
4. Art Of Conversation
5. Breathe
6. Blinded
7. Past Life Regression
8. On Stars Our Dreams Are Born
9. A Twisted Path
10. 10,000 Hands
11. This Picture Was My Heart
12. Untitled
13. We Dance At Night
14. Summer Solstice
15. A Twisted Path
16. Rocky IV
17. Hospital Bed
18. Winter Solstice
19. Stuck Like Chuck
20. Concrete Trees
21. End Of Time
22. Metal Mayhem
23. We Dance At Night (Live)
24. Breathe (Live)
25. Nothing (Live)
26. A Twisted Path (Live)
27. Art Of Conversation (Demo)
28. Winter Solstice (Demo)


  1. The Saddest Landscape (2013):

    iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyouryearbook (2014):

    You And I (2015):

    Love Lost But Not Forgotten (2016):

    In Loving Memory (2017):

  2. I'll be your Valentine any time.
    - a dude that loves your blog

  3. Used to see these guys in Orlando all the time. Total bummers. Was surprised to see Alex join Cobra Starship a little while alter.

  4. Do you think you could upload the new Turnstile please?

  5. Can you please do TEENAGE WRIST

  6. you guys need to upload some Belmont's crazy stuff. they've some good shit. go go sophie go!

  7. it's probably worth noting that one of the dudes from Cobra Starship was in this band.