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Monday, February 15, 2016

Premiere: Listen to "It's The Middle of The Night" by S.F. Band Abbot Kinney

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 11:18 AM

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With a name like Abbot Kinney (which is a street in Venice, CA), it's no wonder that the band has some ties to the City of Angels. "It's The Middle of The Night," the indie-rock group's latest single off their upcoming EP, The Night, was written "one late summer night" in lead singer Jared Swanson's former Franklin Village studio apartment (which is in the Hollywood Hills, for those who don't know).

"It's a fun neighborhood with tons of artists and fun things to do," Swanson says, "and yet, we were talking in depth about loneliness." Swanson's existential conversation with his friend Jacqueline Epcar shifted to a discussion on vampires "who carry the most epic narrative of aloneness" and "watch on with envy as the living tragically abandon themselves to the urgency of love and mortality." 

It was with this in mind that "It's The Middle of The Night," a guitar-propelled, upbeat pop-rock gem, was born. The San Francisco band is self-described as evoking "the tuneful intelligence of '90s college radio" with a bit of a Radiohead meets Jeff Buckly meets Muse sound. 

In addition to "It's The Middle of The Night," the upcoming EP, which is available for pre-order, will include the singles "Can We Become" and "We Can't Stop Now." 

Catch Abbot Kinney at Bottom Of The Hill on Friday, April 29, with Panic Is Perfect and Future Shapes. 

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