Music

Band of the Week: Kairos

todayMarch 16, 2019 99

Background
share close

By Conner Yarbrough
Music Director

What’s better than a San Marcos-based, reggae-inspired rock band? A San Marcos-based, reggae-inspired rock band that makes overwhelmingly tasty pancakes…with cinnamon and maybe a little nutmeg – not once, but twice for the KTSW Band of the Week team.

It’s a pleasure to finally introduce (someone cue the drumroll) Kairos!

After meeting the band in the fall for our failed first-shoot (that may have involved the death of our best camera…RIP), we met up with Jacob (vocals/guitar), Jake (drummer) and Brent (self-proclaimed sugar daddy and bassist) for a second round of homemade pancakes and to talk about their work together as Kairos.

The three members of Kairos (Jake, Jacob, and Brent) gawking over a tall stack of pancakes
KTSW’s Band of the Week – Kairos! Photo by Victoria Vasquez.

The trio dropped their first EP, Cuatro, back in the fall of 2017, but had been working together for about a year before then. Their sound, which draws influences from bands like Sublime and The Roots, melds island-funk with alternative creating a sound that “makes it hard to stand still.” It’s easy to say that their music is perfect for a relaxing day at Sewell Park or on the river (as long as you’ve got a waterproof speaker handy).

While Kairos may be based in San Marcos, they’ve played their fair share of shows in cities all over Texas including Houston, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin. One of their decided favorites, though, was their show in Corpus Christi with Ballyhoo!, The Holdup and Darenots where they had their first real “fan experience” after the show when people came up asking for pictures. While they may be branching out to new cities and new venues, the band got their start at Kiva Lounge & Bar on The Square.

The three members of Kairos (Jake, Jacob, and Brent) sitting on a couch among music instruments and in front of the camera with interviewer, Conner Yarbrough, sitting behind the camera
Kairos during their Band of the Week interview with Conner Yarbrough. Photo by Jailene Polanco.

In between discussing ASMR and obsessing over the band’s ever-enchanting housecat, Jacob described to me how the group is still finding themselves as individuals and as a band through their sound and energy–something that takes guts to recognize, much less admit.

As for the future, Kairos next EP, conveniently titled Half Stack (y’all really thought the whole pancake thing wouldn’t come full circle, huh?), will be released on April 13 and the band will host a release party at Roosters on The Square. Kairos will also be performing at Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin on March 22 (tickets here) and at Martian Arts Festival 2019 (tickets here) here in San Marcos in April.

Listen to Kairos here:

Featured image by Victoria Vasquez.

Written by:

Rate it

Previous post

Texas State Women’s Basketball stand in a huddle with their hands together in the air.

Basketball

Women’s Basketball Season Ends with Plenty of Fight Left

By Connor MacKinnon and Jude McClarenSports Reporters Toshua Leavitt did everything she could against South Alabama, scoring 24 points. Photo courtesy of Texas State Athletics. The women’s basketball team finished off with a 14-17 overall record with a conference record of 9-9. The season has been a roller coaster ride for the Bobcats as there were moments of greatness and then moments the team wishes they could have back. Feb. […]

todayMarch 16, 2019 11

Post comments (0)

Leave a Reply

top Tracks

Team Members

Socials

  • Chart track

    1

    Stay Proud Of Me

    NOSO

  • Chart track

    2

    Hi-Fidelity [EP]

    LAVA LA RUE

  • Chart track

    3

    Too Much To Ask

    CHEEKFACE

  • Chart track

    4

    Surrender

    MAGGIE ROGERS

  • Chart track

    5

    Could We Be More

    KOKOROKO

Full tracklist

0%
%d bloggers like this: