We knew Kevin way back when we were both working at the Coolidge Corner Theater, and he had yet to pare down his musical aesthetic to himself alone, looping beats and letting loose the prettiest harmonies on electric guitar or other more mysterious bits of electrical equipment. He has played in several bands, including our own Extra Play as well as The Common Cold, before eventually becoming Animal Hospital.
Animal Hospital’s first CD (self-titled) was released through Mister Records in 2004. He has been playing in and around the Boston area, and stunned yours truly at a noise show in a loft in Allston last July, but he is softer than noise, more melancholy than abrasive. Mutable Sound will be putting out his next release in January of 2009.