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11.05.03 The Detachment Kit put the finishing touches on their new album the other day. We've heard it, and it's absolutely amazing. The show at Northsix for CMJ was incredible, as well. 2004 is going to be a very exciting year for The Detachment Kit.

09.20.03 Check out MTV's new commercial featuring "Dead Angels Make Slow Sound" on the air right now! (it's the one with the kid running out of the school and jumping the fence).

01.23.03 Check out the video for "Sitting Still, Talking About Jets" up at insound and register to win some free stuff, too!

09.10.02 "They Raging. Quiet Army" has been re-packaged with lyrics, extra photos, and a video for "Sitting Still, Talking About Jets". It's available for purchase now!

02.25.02 Check out the Chicago Reader preview of TDK's record release show at The Empty Bottle here.

01.23.02 Pitchfork reviews The Detachment Kit record here.

The Detachment Kit are from Chicago, and they're good. We say it that way, because the two things don't go together very often. The Detachment Kit are definitely post-post-something, but we're not quite sure what. Yeah, they've listened to a bunch of Les Savy Fav, Enon, Devo, and Gang Of Four, but they've also listened to Built To Spill and those British bands and lots of other stuff, too. What comes out is probably best described as dark pop. And it's good. Very good.

"Sitting Still, Talking About Jets"
from "They Raging. Quiet Army" CD
"Dead Angels Make Slow Sound"
from "Attacks On Bright America" EP
"The Illustrious Daniel Boone: Pioneer Of Social Ingenuity"
live from Schuba's, 05-02-2001
live mp3 courtesy of Digital Club Network

"They Raging. Quiet Army"
Catalog number: PSP 018
Track listing: click here
Release date: 02.12.02

Their first full-length!!! 10 songs recorded at Electrical Audio in May, this album is a gentle, yet firm, lullaby and alibi for the new millenium.

"Attacks On Bright America"
Catalog number: PSP 017
Track listing: click here
Release date: 10.23.01

Debut 10" EP (vinyl only)!!! 5 songs in their earliest incarnations. You can sense the excitement and urgency in these recordings from the first note.

05.06.04 New Orleans, LA at Hi Ho Lounge w/ Local H
05.07.04 Houston, TX at Mary Jane’s Fat Cat w/ Local H
05.08.04 Austin, TX at Antone's w/ Local H
05.09.04 Dallas, TX at Gypsy Tea Room w/ Local H
05.11.04 Little Rock, AR at Vinos w/ Local H
05.12.04 Memphis, TN at Hi Tone Cafe w/ Local H
05.13.04 Covington, KY at Radio Down w/ Local H
05.14.04 St. Louis, MO at Rocketbar w/ Local H
05.15.04 West Dundee, IL at Clearwater Theater w/ Local H
05.16.04 Dubuque, IA at CD's For Change Downtown
05.18.04 Chicago, IL at The Empty Bottle
05.19.04 Milwaukee, WI at Cactus Club
05.20.04 Cedar Falls, IA at Reverb
05.21.04 Minneapolis, MN at TBA
05.22.04 Fargo, ND at Reed Lane
05.26.04 Seattle, WA at Neumo's w/ Hint Hint
05.27.04 Portland, OR at TBA w/ Hint Hint
05.28.04 Arcata, CA at Placebo w/ Hint Hint
05.29.04 San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill w/ Hint Hint
05.30.04 Los Gatos, CA at Los Gatos Outhouse w/ Hint Hint
06.01.04 San Diego, CA at Casbah w/ Hint Hint
06.03.04 Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court
06.04.04 Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge
06.05.04 Lawrence, KS at Jackpot Saloon
06.08.04 Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop w/ We Ragazzi
06.09.04 Toronto, ONT at Rivoli w/ We Ragazzi
06.10.04 Montreal, QUE at Casa Del Popolo w/ We Ragazzi
06.11.04 Boston, MA at Middle East (Upstairs) w/ We Ragazzi
06.13.04 Philadelphia, PA at Khyber w/ We Ragazzi
06.15.04 New York, NY at Knitting Factory

Check out their webcasts on Digital Club Network here

ON THE RADIO! Live session on WFMU's Cherry Blossom Clinic with host Terre T.! Archived here. Go to the September 7, 2001 show, then fast forward to the 2:30:00 mark (it's the last half hour of the show).

click here for all self-starter tour dates.

another photo:
live shots from The Empty Bottle by Snapcult: