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Kendall Street Company Announces ‘Untitled California Project’ EP and Tour Dates

Watch an “SNL” parody video featuring the new EP and featuring a snippet of the new music.

By Nate Todd May 17, 2022 3:16 p.m. PDT

Kendall Street Company will release a new EP, Untitled California ProjectJune 24. The Charlottesville, Va.-based rockers also announced tour dates for an inaugural western swing.

Untitled California Project follows Kendall Street Company 2021 edition The year the earth stood still studio releases. The quintet — guitarists Louis Smith and Ben Laderbergdrummer Ryan Woodbass player Brian Roy and saxophonist/keyboardist Jake Vanaman – tapped veteran producer Joe Pisapia (David Crosby, The Monkees) to helm the new EP. The disc contains the tracks “California #1”, “California #24” and “Crab Surprise”.

“I’m so happy that we can share [this] story through a visionary piece about the state of California,” Vanaman said of the EP. “The project details a companion’s loss of innocence and follows his epic ride through the heartland of America. Think of it as a musical theater performance.

“A release that combines dynamic musicality with ingenious storytelling, the album is a tongue-in-cheek rock opera inspired by both the culture and natural beauty of America’s Golden Coast,” a press release read. “Arriving on June 24, the project heralds the band’s long-awaited inaugural visit to the west – an inescapable, manifest destiny.

The Kendall Street Company’s maiden voyage west begins in Denver on June 10 before the group heads to Fort Collins on June 11. KSC then hits the Pacific Northwest via Heber City, Utah with parts in Seattle and Portland.

Next, the quintet hits the EP’s namesake state for the first time, starting with a concert in San Luis Obispo on June 24. Kendall Street will next deliver two sets at the High Sierra Music Festival in Cali on June 30 and July 1. The tour will end in Santa Cruz on July 3.

Go here for Kendall Steet Company ticket information. Also watch a video below shot by Cal Ries parodying SNL famous opening sequence featuring Untitled California Project and with an excerpt from the track “California #1”: