Scale The Summit
The Reign of Kindo, Soliam
2219 Elliston Pl.
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Scale The Summit
In 2004, Guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute, where they met drummer Pat Skeffington. After a few months, the band was completed with the addition of Bassist Jordan Eberhardt. While attending M.I., Chris and Travis also attended a luthier course, where the duo learned to build their own custom guitars. At the end of 2006, Scale The Summit moved to Letchford's home town of Houston, Texas, where they released their self-released debut album, Monument. They slowly started to gain attention from magazines such as Kerrang, Rock Sound and Amp. A couple years later in 2009 they signed with Prosthetic Records and began working on their second album, Carving Desert Canyons. The release of the second album was extremely successful, earning the band a spot on the 2008 Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater. After a couple more years of touring, the band settled in again in late 2010 to record their most recent album, The Collective.
The Reign of Kindo
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 this sound, just an honesty in the group's craft to blend such diverse influences into an identity so refreshing, unique, and universally personable.
The band 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, they 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, The Reign of Kindo put out the first YouTube video of the band performing the song "Just Wait." It became an immediate hit an within the first 24 hour period it was one of the most highly rated and commented on videos on Youtube.
On April 28, 2010, the band officially confirmed their second LP titled "This Is What Happens". It was released through Candyrat Records on August 3, 2010 and found a worldwide following.
The band has since played sold out concerts in the U.S., Japan, and Brazil. In 2013, The Reign of Kindo jump into crowd source funding on IndieGoGo to raise money for their new videos in support of their 3rd release "Play with Fire". The campaigne was so successful; fans pledged over $10,000 within 48 hours, and as a result, the campainge was featured on the front page of the IndiGoGo website.
As each month passes, new fans find The Reign of Kindo and the buzz is reaching a fevor pitch. Kindo fans await the bands latest record, "Play with Fire" scheduled to be release worldwide on July 30th, followed by the release of six live session videos created with fan support.