After the warm reaction to KOLS’s comeback track (their first in a decade) with “Bullied By A Bee”, the next single from their split with Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, “Stress Cadet”, has now premiered. On February 2nd, Topshelf Records will release a split from Kind of Like Spittingand Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, titled ‘It’s Always Nice To See You’.

Indie cult favorites Kind of Like Spitting formed in 1996 in Portland, Oregon. The band, led by singer-songwriter Ben Barnett, regularly toured in the US and released twelve albums in seven years. They broke-up in 2006 but Barnett re-formed the band earlier this year. The current lineup consists of Barnett, (guitar/vocals), Brian Grant (bass) and Dante Johnson (drums).

Their first track in nearly a decade, the hard-hitting “Bullied By A Bee”, premiered with VICE a few days back.

On the other half of the release – Rockford, IL indie pop/emo stalwarts Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers’most recent effort was a split with Mikey Erg (ex-The Ergs) earlier this fall on Count Your Lucky Stars. The band will release their next LP soon.

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Track Listing

A: Kind of Like Spitting

Parasite Song (part 1)

Bullied By A Bee

Stress Cadet

No Planning Is Bad Planning

Audience of Two

Parasite Song (Part 2)

(What’s So Funny Bout) Peace Love and Understanding

B: Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers

You’re Settling


Lonely Enough

Rest Your Head

Can’t Be Subtle

Understanding Poetry

Kind of Like Spitting

Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers

Topshelf Records

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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