Life In Lucidity
(Today I Caught The Plague)
Released on February 25, 2014
Ottawa, Canada’s progressive rock sextet The Kindred (formerly known as Today I Caught the Plague) is
no stranger to the road or studio, DIY-ing themselves through a successfully self-financed full-length in 2011,
which cultivated tours with bands such as Protest the Hero, The Devin Townsend Project, Periphery, The
Faceless, Jeff Loomis and Scale the Summit. After leaving a trail of buzz from two back-to-back tours across
the US, it was only a matter of days before the band would catch the attention of labels and management.
In February of 2013, the band made the trek 1,000+ miles to record with John Paul Peters (Propagandhi)
at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. After five weeks, without a single day off, something
genuinely special took form; an inspired album that seamlessly and tastefully blends modern progressive
elements, while at times creating tones reminiscent of classic artists such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
Utilizing resources most bands dream of, the band was fortunate to have grand piano, a choir, live trumpet,
and even the 1st violinist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on the record, resulting in a one-of-a-kind
product far greater than just the sum of its parts.