Rare is it to find modern music that pinpoints the middle ground between a respect for past greats and a boldness to pave tomorrow. This is, quite modestly, the definition of The Reign of Kindo. Citing influences from Dave Brubeck to Ben Folds to Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to John Mayer, there's not a degree of pomposity in The Reign of Kindo sound, just an honesty in the group's craft to blend such diverse influences into an identity so refreshing, unique, and universally personable.
The Reign of Kindo formed in late 2006 from the remaining members of This Day & Age, adding a new member, Jeffrey Jarvis. On August 21, 2007, the band released their first record, an EP entitled simply The Reign of Kindo EP. The EP was a regional sales success, reaching #5 on the Billboard Middle Atlantic Heatseekers chart. In January 2008, The Reign of Kindo began recording for their first full-length record, entitled Rhythm, Chord & Melody and released through 111 Records on August 19, 2008.
On December 30, 2009, Candyrat put out the first Youtube video of The Reign of Kindo performing the song "Just Wait." It became an immediate hit as within the first 24 hour period it was one of the most highly rated and commented videos among Youtube's music category of videos.
On April 28, 2010, The Reign of Kindo officially confirmed their third record, an LP titled This Is What Happens, released through Candyrat Records on August 3, 2010.
On June 7th, 2010 Kelly Sciandra, piano player for the band, announced via myspace that he would be departing from the band to pursue other musical opportunities in Boston, Massachusetts. The album This Is What Happens will be his last album with The Reign of Kindo.
Listen to Reign of Kindo here
|The Reign Of Kindo EP||2007||111 Records|
|Rhythm, Chord & Melody||2008||111 Records|
|This is What Happens||2010||CandyRat Records|
|This is Also What Happens||2010||CandyRat Records|