Episode 5 – Kelvin


Death in Amber – Episode 5

Angular Indie Rock

Well, I’m a little late with this episode, but I have been on the mend for the last week and am just now feeling mobile again. For this week’s podcast, I’m bringing some early-2000’s indie rock, the band Kelvin.

Hailing from Austin, Kelvin put out three recordings starting with their 3-song, self-titled demo in 1999. The line-up consisted of Yamal Said on drums, Steve Becker on bass, and Vince Hagedorn with the guitar/vocals.

In 2001, they released the 8-song album No One Else is Laughing. Said was replaced by Jason White on all but one of the tracks (the last instrumental track, recorded by Marty Mack, who incidentally can be heard playing drums in the live .::liquidstereoproject video featured in the show notes for episode 2). The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Lars Goransson, whose engineering and mixing credits include the likes of The Cardigans, Ian Moore, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Kacy Crowley, and Alpha Rev among others.

They released their final effort with 2002’s Outsideagain. The album saw the return of Said on drums for most of the record, the addition of a second guitarist in Jessica Campbell, and a slew of guest musicians contributing everything from cello to toy piano. Several tracks were remixed from No One Else is Laughing and included on the album, which again featured Goransson at the helm.

The band broke up in 2003, with most of the members moving from Austin to the West Coast.

You can find their last album on Amazon.


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