Kali Masi make staying on the road look easy by adding another month long set of tour dates

Kali Masi make staying on the road look easy by adding another month long set of tour dates

Kali Masi make staying on the road look easy by adding another month long string of dates.

Kali Masi has an itch that being at home just can’t scratch. Ever since the release of their debut LP Wind Instrument Kali Masi has been grinding and gritting on the road. So why wait till they’re done with their current month long West Coast tour to announce another month long EAST COAST tour? That’s right, we didn’t! You can grab all the tour dates below and see what people have said about their stellar debut LP Wind Instrument.

Heartfelt but not saccharine, there’s a hard-edge to ‘Wind Instrument’ that recalls Hot Water Music at their most melodic (sans bottom-of-the-barrel vocals), or Gaslight Anthem without the Americana. And while this broadly encapsulates Kali Masi’s sound, the Chicagoan’s use it as a launchpad to strike off into numerous thrilling tangents.Already Heard

“Wind Instrument”, the new full-length from Chicago’s Kali Masi is an incredibly polished and focused release, proving that hard work certainly does pay off. By blending elements of punk, midwestern emo and even bits of grunge here and there, Kali Masi have not only further established a sound all their own, but even manage to expand on it on this release.- Prelude Press

The band drops the cathartic “Wind Instrument”, a debut album that occupies a space between anthemic pop-punk, Midwestern emo, and ‘90s alt-rock. And while songs like “Her Palms Are Read” and “Sputter” are catchy enough to have audiences spitting their lyrics back at the stage, others like “Recurring (II)” and “Powerline Days” tell stories filled with striking, intimate details and questions that cut to the bone.Riot Fest

Wind Instrument is out now on 12″/CD/Digtial via Take This To Heart Records.

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Kali Masi carved out a sonic space between the urgency of the punk and hardcore bands that were our foundation and the Midwestern Emo breeze that was sweeping through our towns at the time. But, we wanted to be a counterpoint for the evergreen music scene that thrives in Chicago; to move with the current but never float on the surface. To write as many songs as we could in ways that we hadn’t heard before. So, we dug in our heels and started pushing” says singer/guitarist Sam Porter on where their sound for their debut LP Wind Instrument comes from.

He continues, “It sort of feels like you’re piecing together a mosaic of the parts of your life that you want to keep around. Figuring out what fits and using it to sculpt an image of what felt true then and what still feels true now. Little by little, we carve out parts that feel right. As people, we break and grow. Make adjustments along the way. Step back, realize you’re not where you wanted to be, erase, change, break, grow.”

After a handful of EP’s and relentless touring, Kali Masi called upon Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Vanna) to take the helm and produce Wind Instrument. Porter goes on to say, “We worked with Maas, an astounding engineer, musician, and now great friend to make the record. Together, we set up camp at the legend-of-punk-lore Atlas Studios in Chicago and put pen to paper, piecing the fragmented parts of the past few years into some songs that we felt made sense of it all.”

Kali Masi’sWind Instrument out now on 12”/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records.

Dates:
1/13 Berkely, CA
1/14 Sacramento, CA
1/15 Eugene, OR
1/16 Portland, OR
1/17 Bellingham, WA
1/18 Vancouver, BC
1/19 Seattle, WA
1/20 Spokane, WA
1/21 Namda, ID
1/22 Salt Lake City, UT
1/23 Denver, CO
1/24 Colorado Springs, CO
1/25 Omaha, NE
1/26 Iowa City, IA
1/27 Urbana, IL
2/13 Bloomington, IN
2/14 Charlotte, NC
2/15 Richmond, VA
2/16 Washington, DC
2/17 Baltimore, MD
2/18 Philadelphia, PA
2/19 Montclaire, NJ
2/20 New York City, NY
2/21 New York City, NY
2/22 Long Island, NY
2/23 Middletown, CT
2/24 Providence, RI
2/25 Boston, MA
2/26 Scranton, PA
2/27 Pittsburgh, PA
2/28 Cleveland, OH
3/1 Detroit, MI
3/2 Milwaukee, WI
3/3 Minneapolis, MN

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Kali Masi make staying on the road look easy by adding another month long set of tour dates