Jul 08, 2021
For some strange reason, we haven’t played a show since 2019. Naseem did a livestream thing from his basement, but because he was not able to awkwardly and madly hop around on a stage, it hardly counts. As we wipe the dust off our instruments and blankly stare at them like cave-dwellers examining fire, we’re not 100%…
Jan 20, 2021
Matt V. was our biggest supporter and greatest friend. I think about him often: when I put a scratchy record on, when I (often) eat too much ice cream, when I make fun of Coors Light while drinking Coors Light. Here’s a little thing I threw together for him on this, what would’ve been his…
Jul 05, 2020
It’s the 5th of July and, hey, we’ve got a song about that. Very much inspired by my own family, my wife’s family, and a naturalization ceremony I went to a few years back, where people who had worked their butts off for years to become US citizens finally accomplished their goal. I remember being…
Jun 11, 2020
It’s stressful and tiring out there, and maybe you need (just a little) break. Our former drummer and beloved friend Travis – you may remember him as “guy who tried to obliterate drums” every show we played – actually did something productive during his stay-at-home orders, and recorded a song. So happy that he was…
Apr 27, 2020
Friends, Naseem here. Don’t worry, this won’t be another one of those messages that starts with “these are challenging times…” * I’ve been off social media for a while — collecting my thoughts, changing diapers, etc. While I’ve been writing new songs and we as a band have been messing around with them, it has taken a…
Jun 11, 2019
Last week, I sent you all an email indicating that there’d be two changes going forward. The first is that Travis is taking a break, and Benny is resuming duties hitting things really hard.* Here’s the second: (But wait, two shows are on the books in the next few weeks, one in Somerville, MA and…
Jun 05, 2019
Last week we announced Trav taking a break and Benny playing with us instead. Just thought we’d share one of Travis’s most Travis performances ever. He’s a beast back there.
Jun 01, 2019
Today and next week, we’re announcing a couple big changes. No, not breaking up or anything. But here’s Change 1: for those of you who have seen us lately, you’ve noticed a different drummer. That’s Benjamin M Grotto, who produced our latest album Neighbors & Strangers, and who is an awesome dude and awesome drummer (and…
Apr 23, 2019
Because there isn’t enough yelling in this world, we wanted to break our relative calm of late and announce two shows. Thrilled to be playing the Summit Indie Fest in Portsmouth, NH on May 11, and head back to our old jaunt The New World Tavern in Plymouth, MA the night before. These are two of only…
Mar 03, 2019
Here’s a sweaty, post-show picture from a few years back with David Wax. He is one half of the unstoppable, unflappable, undeniable David Wax Museum, probably the hardest working band out there right now (two kids on the road!!). Their IndieGoGo campaign ends tonight at midnight, and they would love your support. Check out their…
Jan 30, 2019
This dark, somewhat cult-ish screengrab is from a video I made of a classic tune. I did it not because I’m in a cult (shhh…), but because I’m a proud supporter of The Winter Walk, which does an amazing job of fighting homelessness in Boston. On these brutally cold days, supporting this org is more important…
Nov 24, 2018
Two days late here, but Thanksgiving knows no bounds. One thing we’re grateful for is being surrounded by talent. You’ve seen our trumpet/keys/generally-everything player Chris prance around on stage. Now imagine him prancing with a Santa outfit on. He and his partner Kate record holiday songs in their spare time as Space Cranes (aka Chris -n- Kate); this…
Aug 22, 2018
I love when people say “stop singing about politics, stick to the music!” Our songs have always been political; I don’t really know how to write otherwise. So it’s only fitting that we embrace this dynamic and put our money where our mic is. On Sept. 7, we are supporting a candidate for Massachusetts State Senate by…
Aug 04, 2018
This is Ted. Ted has a podcast called The Tour, and he invited me on. I thought it would be a fun thing to do, and had no idea Ted would ask some of the best questions I’ve ever been asked as a musician. The end product paints a full, vivid picture of our band from…
Jul 16, 2018
It’s been a little more than a month since Neighbors & Strangers came out, and screw it, we’re taking a bow. We’re proud of this one, and are thrilled that Pete Chianca of Gatehouse Media wrote a thorough, thoughtful review. What a thrill when a great writer spends time with something you put out there….
Jul 05, 2018
My immigrant parents-in-law love America. They marvel at the National Parks system. At their right to openly critique their government. At the New York Mets. At giant Buicks. My mother-in-law has said more than once, “This is the only country in the world where the word ‘happiness’ is actually written in the founding documents.” Today…
Jun 22, 2018
Shirt? Check. Hat from 1989? Check. Bobblehead from 1986, complete with cracked, superglued head? Check. Sh$&-eating grin in anticipation of playing at Fenway park on Sunday before the Red Sox play the Mariners? Check. Only a few tix left. Get em here.
Jun 14, 2018
This is big: WE’RE PLAYING FENWAY. On June 24, we’re playing on a beautiful rooftop at Fenway Park before the Sox slay the Mariners. Your ticket gets you into our show and the game, and allows you to pretty much have the best day ever (according to us). There are limited tix for this so get them now! Can…
Jun 14, 2018
Each time we play DC we take this photo. Each time is better than the last. Thank you Pearl Street Warehouse – and of course the amazing, rowdy people of DC – for the grand time.
Jun 06, 2018
Our fourth full-length, Neighbors and Strangers, is out today. Here it is on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.It’s funny, when you create something and put it out into the world, there’s this tension. On one hand, you could care less if anyone listens to it because you’re proud of this thing that you have created from scratch, that now exists in the…
May 22, 2018
New show! North Shore! Cool venue! Great bands! Okay enough exclamation points. This will be a great, early summer show at a cool venue in Salem, along with Jenee Halstead and The Rationales. We are really excited to be playing songs off our new album, and the live show really feels like it’s working. Come…
May 18, 2018
NEW SONG(S) ALERT. We are thrilled that the excellent Vanyaland is premiering three (!) songs off of Neighbors and Strangers ahead of our hometown show tomorrow night at ONCE Somerville. There’s a slower tune, a faster tune, and a punch-yourself-in-the-face tune. Try to guess which one’s which.
Dec 14, 2016
Sending out more Pledge exclusives. This is getting a little ridiculous.
Dec 02, 2016
So there was this wolf hanging out behind us recently at The Sinclair… (photo by Alicia O’Connell)
Nov 29, 2016
And sometimes we let the drummer sing… Our DC show a little while ago was such a freakin blast. Chunky Glasses was there to document it with some fantastic photos and a show review, using words like “absolutely snarling.” If you were there or if you weren’t, this is fun.
Nov 18, 2016
Woah, the Washington Post! A great big feature ahead of Saturday’s show at Rock And Roll Hotel. And that’s after tonight’s celebration at The Sinclair in Cambridge. Good lord we are ready to party this weekend.
Nov 13, 2016
Many of the songs we write could be accused of being ‘political.’ Some folks don’t like that, saying we should ‘stick to the music.’ Naseem sat down with Chunky Glasses right before the election for a perfect-for-your-next-long-drive podcast about the intersection of music and politics, and why we’ll never just stick to the music. Sorry.
Nov 03, 2016
We’ll pile on to the non-election-and-actually-good-news day: so psyched that the Boston Herald reviewed Another Other and said the album is “so good you’ll forget for a moment that Kingsley Flood made its name conquering club stages.” A really thoughtful review by Jed Gottlieb. “Every turn comes with something special: a ’70s punk crescendo, a…
Oct 25, 2016
Acoustic tunes for your Tuesday! Was psyched yesterday to ditch the band, play acoustic versions of two songs off the new album, and talk about…toilet installation, on The Circus Life Podcast. Click here for the conversation. Or if you don’t like toilets, you can download “Good Old Wind” and “Not Like This” separately.
Oct 14, 2016
Finally. After all this time, we’re very proud to release Another Other, our third full-length album. These thirteen songs represent a whole lot of evolution for us – as musicians, as songwriters, and as people – and we hope you like it. iTunes (digital) Kingsley Flood store (CDs)