A Conversation With Fellow Kinsman’s Nate Kinsman On Their Sophomore Album “Where Were You?”
Photos and Interview by Tommy Moore
Fellow Kinsman's Erin Bagatta posing for the cover shoot of "Where Were You."
I love Nate Kinsman and I love this record. It’s as simple as that.
Underneath its layers of psych, surf rock, and fuzz, Fellow Kinsman’s “Where Were You” is rooted in a longing loneliness. The record feels like grabbing your MIA loved one firmly on the shoulders and asking (or yelling), “Where the hell have you been?”
Though its roots are dark, the layered smoothness of the record melts away all the sorrow buried within this coming of age project. Slide steal swims in tandem with the band’s standard four piece through a handful of tunes, even further blending the record into uncharted territory. Kinsman will tell you he doesn’t want his music to sit inside the walls of a specific genre, and let me tell ya, this record sure as hell doesn’t. You’ll hear bits of Southern California spaciness, the faint feeling of wind rippling through South Dakota corn fields, and the undertones of an underground Australian punk show—all the sounds of “Land Lock Surf Rock” Kinsman jokes. Normally, all of these feelings and places would be disconnected to the tenth degree, but with “Where Were You” they feel as bonded as ever.
I had the privilege of listening to Kinsman put the bow on the record and help bring the visuals he’d been dreaming up to life. Once we wrapped up shooting, I sat down with Nate to chat about “Where Were You” and how it took shape.
Where Were You Album Release
Where Were You will be available everywhere at midnight 10/29. To kick off the release, Fellow Kinsman will be playing an album release show with Old Pup at Arts at Large in Milwaukee on 10/29. It's shaping up to be one hell of a night, loaded with tattoo give-a-ways, a costume contest, and an abundance of good vibes. Find more information and grab your tickets here: Fellow Kinsman Where Were You Release Show