“Please let me keep this memory. Just this one.”
Year 6 of this lonely and despaired tradition. Another screamo soundtrack to wallow in. Valentrine’s Day 2018, a day of romance and lovers. Not that you’d know anything about that. Thus you are left to scourge every sorrowful moment, every lonely Sunday morning, every pain in your half-burnt heart, and every reminder of when things were better. Might as well listen to some decent tunes while you do it. This year we’ve got the fantastic Kite Flying Society to do so, and I’ll leave links to all previous years in the comments if you want to deepen the wound.
Kite Flying Society were a five-piece screamo band from Orlando, Florida that were around from at least 2000 to 2002 (any more info would be appreciated). They played an impassioned style of screamo akin to bands such as Saetia or You And I. In their chaos and dissonance, there are definite signs of melody here, albeit brief ones. Vocally, they are absolutely scorching, but also made heavy use of spoken word bits, which harken back to Moss Icon in the fragmented delivery atop arpeggiated guitars. Their discography, like many of their contemporaries, is fairly scattered. They released 2 EP’s in their lifetime, and recorded a handful of other tracks that were never released. That is, until their full discography was compiled in 2006 by Init Records. Their discography is below, which includes all their EP material, some unreleased/demo tracks, as well as some live stuff. Doesn’t get much better than this on days like today. All apologies and smiles, yours truly, ugly Valentine. Enjoy.