New York-based trio the Kin have signed with Interscope Records, it was announced today. The band, who have been playing a Thursday-night residency at Rockwood Music Hall on New York's Lower East Side, are scheduled to go into the studio this month with the legendary producer Tony Visconti and engineer Kevin Killen to begin work on their major-label debut.
The album is set to be released mid-2012.
The trio -- multi-instrumentalist Australian brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren and enigmatic drummer Shakerleg -- will have their self-released CD/DVD "Live At Rockwood Music Hall" reissued digitally by Interscope on Dec. 20.
The brothers Koren formed when they teamed up to write a song for their father's remarriage. They connected with their drummer/former street musician Shakerleg -- where else -- on the byways of NYC.
The Kin's are known for their live shows and breaking down the fourth wall between audience and performers as well as their spontaneous "musical robberies" in which they play non-traditional venues. To wit, one of the band's recent musical robberies was a performance at Kingswood Restaurant.
In the meantime, if they don't pop-up at some unexpected space, you can catch the Kin Thursdays at 10 PM at Rockwood Music Hall - at least until they hit the studio for their Interscope debut.