Kite Party has long been one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets. The quintet’s debut album, 2011’s Baseball Season, was a refreshing blend of emo and echoing post-rock that somehow managed to hover under the radar. Now, the band is poised to become a more widespread concern with Come On Wandering, their fast-approaching sophomore effort.
Due May 6 via Animal Style Records, the new, 11-track LP retains the cosmic, reverberating guitar licks of its predecessor, but the tempo has — for the most part — slowed to a mellow lull. Come On Wandering offers a grand mish-mash of dreamy indie-punk that throws a nod to the Kinsellas and salutes the Smashing Pumpkins. Listen to the entire LP, which is currently available for pre-order, below. Scroll down further for Kite Party’s upcoming tour dates alongside Three Man Cannon.
Kite Party tour dates:
May 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ David Blaine’s The Steakhouse
May 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artwork
May 24 – Athens, OH @ The Lodge
May 25 – Columbus, OH @ WYMI
May 27 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse
May 28 – Chicago, IL @ Dee Dee Ramone’s Funky Lab
May 29 – Grand Rapids, MI
May 30 – Akron, OH @ It’s a Kling Thing
May 31 – Scranton, PA @ 25/8 Studios