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Kind of Like Spitting

Kind of Like Spitting



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Hometown: Portland, OR (USA)

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Kind of Like Spitting was an American indie rock band. They formed in 1996 in Portland, Oregon. The band was led by prolific singer-songwriter Ben Barnett, who work has drawn comparisons to Elliott Smith, Mark Eitzel, Billy Bragg, and Robert Pollard. Over the next decade, Kind of Like Spitting regularly toured in the US, sometimes with David J. or a backing band.

In the UK, the track "Birds of a Feather" was picked up and played by John Peel but didn't get regular airplay.

The band released twelve albums in seven years.

Kind of Like Spitting announced a break-up in 2006 for personal reasons.

Since 2007, Barnett has been teaching music at the Paul Green School of Rock in Seattle.


Reviews

Lemuria / Kind of Like Spitting Your Living Room's All Over Me

Lemuria / Kind of Like Spitting

Your Living Room's All Over Me (2006)

Art of the Underground

Kind of Like Spitting The Thrill of the Hunt

Kind of Like Spitting

The Thrill of the Hunt (2006)

Redder

Kind of Like Spitting Learn: The Songs of Phil Ochs

Kind of Like Spitting

Learn: The Songs of Phil Ochs (2005)

Hush

Kind of Like Spitting/The Slight Live in Tallahassee, FL

Kind of Like Spitting/The Slight

Live in Tallahassee, FL (2002)

live show

Kind of Like Spitting sign to Count Your Lucky Stars
Kind of Like Spitting has signed with Count Your Lucky Stars, the label has announced, and will be releasing a new full-length this year. The band…
February 20, 2013
Kind of Like Spitting reunites
Kind of Like Spitting has reunited. The new lineup consists of: Ben Barnett, Kyle Paton, formerly of Lemuria, Adam Ciresi of Carrion Spring, and Sonia of Our First…
April 09, 2012
Kind Of Like Spitting to reunite at Rise Above Bakery
It looks like defunct Portland, Oregon indie-rock band Kind of Like Spitting are getting back together, although the extent of their return is not yet known. What we do know is the band has a scheduled show in St. Catharines, Ontario on July 24th. Ben Barnett also played as Kind…
July 20, 2011
Ben Barnett (ex-Kind of Like Spitting) to release solo album
Ben Barnett, primary lyricist and songwriter of the now-defunct Kind of Like Spitting, revealed his plans to release a solo album via Barsuk Records in the coming months. Barnett released a tour-only demo titled Songs About Zombies and Trust Issues previously. Kind of Like Spitting last…
June 27, 2009
Art of the Underground Update: new podcast, upcoming releases and artists for Single Series Year 3
Alex has sent out a post-Holiday update for Art of the Underground. First up is episode #2 of the label's podcast. This episode documents the year of 2006 releases on AOTU, featuring songs and discussion about Frame, The Bayonettes, Kind of Like Spitting, Lemuria, and Kitty Little. Episodes are released every other Tuesday. This…
December 27, 2006

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