It's the Middle of the Night

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With a name like Abbot Kinney (which is a street in Venice, CA), it's no wonder that the band has some ties to the City of Angels. "It's The Middle of The Night," the indie-rock group's latest single off their upcoming EP, The Night, was written "one late summer night" in lead singer Jared Swanson's former Franklin Village studio apartment (which is in the Hollywood Hills, for those who don't know).

"It's a fun neighborhood with tons of artists and fun things to do," Swanson says, "and yet, we were talking in depth about loneliness." Swanson's existential conversation with his friend Jacqueline Epcar shifted to a discussion on vampires "who carry the most epic narrative of aloneness" and "watch on with envy as the living tragically abandon themselves to the urgency of love and mortality."

It was with this in mind that "It's The Middle of The Night," a guitar-propelled, upbeat pop-rock gem, was born. The San Francisco band is self-described as evoking "the tuneful intelligence of '90s college radio" with a bit of a Radiohead meets Jeff Buckly meets Muse sound.

In addition to "It's The Middle of The Night," the upcoming EP, which is available for pre-order, will include the singles "Can We Become" and "We Can't Stop Now."

- SFWEEKLY www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2016/02/15/premiere-listen-to-its-the-middle-of-the-night-by-sf-band-abbot-kinney

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I might live to be a thousand years old but I’ll never know love like you know.
I have no ground to stand on no other heart to grasp to call my own.

We write all night. We sleep all day. We cannot fight. Don’t know the way.
We stay inside. Behind our lives we hide. We only have a little more time before the LIGHT.

Dark as night, we’ve lost all sight of the world around but I still see.

We write all night. We sleep all day. We cannot fight. Don’t know the way.
We stay inside. Behind our lives we hide. We only have a little more time before the LIGHT.

It’s the middle of the night!

We write all night. We sleep all day. We cannot fight. Don’t know the way.
We stay inside. Behind our lives we hide. We only have a little more time before the LIGHT.

It’s the middle of the night!

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from It's the Middle of the Night - Single, track released February 16, 2016
ABBOT KINNEY
“It’s The Middle Of The Night”
Written by Jared Swanson and Jacqueline Epcar
Vocals, piano, bass, and acoustic guitar by Jared Swanson
Background vocals by Jacqueline Epcar and Brad Swanson
Electric guitar by moZus
Produced & engineered by Jared Swanson and Brad Swanson at SwanSound Music
Mixed by Brad Swanson
Mastered by Piper Payne at Michael Romanowski Mastering
Artwork by Tim Rice

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ABBOT KINNEY San Francisco, California

While lead singer-songwriter Jared Swanson was certainly influenced by the “alternative” label of yesterday, his music wholly belongs to the 21st century. A voice that encapsulates the here, the now, the beautiful and tragic present, and the vision for a brighter future. ... more

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