Kindred Queer will be releasing their album “Child”
with special guest Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps
Friday May 5 Doors 8pm Show 9pm $5
An independent, chamber folk-rock band from New Haven, CT, Kindred Queer carves out their own place in modern folk while paying homage to the longstanding tradition.
Influenced by artists like The Pentangle, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckely, Kindred Queer fuses traditional melodic styles with forward-thinking, unconventional forms. Child, the band’s debut release, spins a story of breakups, reawakenings and self-growth with frontman Xavier Serrano — who formed the band in 2012, leaving his hard-rock group to pursue something more acoustic-based — touching on the discordant chords of jazz, the grit of grunge, the punch of hard rock and the orchestral sweep of classical music.
Kindred Queer’s lineup is Olive Kiley (cello, vocals), Derrik Bosse (bass), Quinn Pirie (drums) and honorary member Dylan McDonnell (flute). Already a popular concert draw in New England — where they’ve played the Connecticut Folk Festival, as well as shows alongside Waxahatchee, Plants and Animals, and Kishi Bashi — the bandmates officially unveil their complex, chamber-folk sound with Child, whose six songs were produced by Patrick Dalton.
Alternately fresh, familiar and wildly imaginative, Child finds beauty in contrast, mixing baroque voicings with an organic narrative. The lyrics encourage the listener to interpret the sparse collage of poetry, observing the world around them.
kindred n. – a body of persons as a family, tribe or clan associated by origins, nature and qualities of character; those related by similar beliefs, attitudes or feelings
queer adj. – strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular; deviating from the expected or socially accepted norm
DR. CATERWAUL’S CADRE OF CLAIRVOYANT CLAPTRAPS
Formed in 2010, Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps—Chris Cretella (guitar), Adam Matlock (accordion and clarinet), Michael Paolucci (percussion), Brian Slattery (violin and banjo), and Mike Tepper (bass)—have made a name for themselves as a band playing music from around the world and across a variety of styles, from American folk and spirituals to Eastern European dance music to Ethiopian jazz to original compositions by Matlock.