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The Kickstand Band
The Kickstand Band


Born in a Detroit basement on Halloween, The Kickstand Band has been steadily taking over the lives of Gordon Smith and Allison Young since 2011. Despite it’s ominous origins, the band’s music radiates happily melancholic harmonies and guitars that peek through a summery haze of reverb. Raised on the brazen power pop that surrounded the 00’s as well as the golden oldies consistently pouring out of the radio on road trips up-north, Smith & Young were drawn to Detroit by the echoes of the garage scene and haven’t looked back. After settling into the city, they assembled their debut album Puppy Love, a bright-and-shiny collection of sticky hooks and surfy aspirations. Their next release, the Summer Means Fun EP, broadened sonically with "A little bit of soul. A little bit of blues...

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