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Isaac Koren of The Kin

October 23, 2009 by  
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thekinNot too long ago, Australian brothers Thorry and Isaac Koren were heading in very different musical directions as members of separate bands, until one event brought them together to form The Kin. Their newest album released on October 6th “The UPside” is a follow-up to “Rise and Fall,” and is chock full of piano and guitar rock. The Kin is promoting their latest album by touring with Rusted Root this fall following a tour as an opener for Rod Stewart. Yeah, you think they’re sexy.

Opening strong with the powerful pop song “Waterbreaks,” the album kicks off with solid vocals that make for a catchy passion-fest of joy-infused pop/rock. The UPside is sweet, but not syrupy enough to turn the cynics away. The UPside is a more hope-filled collection to follow up their darker debut album, which will likely be welcomed by fans of The Kin and will hopefully rope others into becoming kindred as well. I sat down with Isaac Koren before their Boston show at The Red Room last week to talk about the new album.

Interviewed by: Sally Feller | October  2009

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