Original Artist

Oakland-based Mr. Kind has drawn comparisons to the literate lyricism of The National, the collaborative studio spirit of Dr. Dog and the dynamic energy of Arcade Fire. Since the release of their first EP, OK (July 2012), the band has moved from raw, americana influenced rock to the more dense, electronic leanings of their recently released second EP, Mr. Kind (November 2013). The confessional lyrical style approach introduced in OK is evident as well ("Maliced Hearts" and "The Best I Can Do (Is Love You"), with additional inquiry and observations about living in a distracting and demanding contemporary society ("Patience" and "Don't Be The last One In").