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Kindness – “I’ll Be Back” Video

Director Daniel Brereton has helped visualize two other songs from Kindness’ most recent album, Otherness, but neither has been as airy and ambling as the video for “I’ll Be Back.” This time, Kindness’ Adam Bainbridge is nowhere to be found, as Brereton swaps him out for two women (Alanna Street and Kelly Campbell) quietly accompanying… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / April 10, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Kindness – “Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work” (Solange Cover)

Disco-pop auteur Kindness has taken on “Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work,” one of the most alluring, intimate songs on Solange’s 2012 True EP. Is there a better name for a song about a frustrated, failed relationship? Whereas Solange wrapped her pain in light and airy nu-disco, Kindness directs the track to a discordant… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015 - 11:36 am

Solange Enlists Beyoncé, Dave Longstreth, Ariel Rechtshaid, A-Trak To Reflect On D’Angelo’s Voodoo

January 25 marked the 15th anniversary of D’Angelo’s seminal Voodoo. Its follow-up, Black Messiah, dropped out of nowhere back in December and it’s a total masterpiece. If anything, it underscores Voodoo’s well-established greatness. Solange’s label, Saint Records, published an homage to Voodoo on the site Saint Heron, asking for musicians to contribute a few word… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Kindness – “Who Do You Love? (Jeremy Sylvester Bump Mix)” (Feat. Robyn)

On his 2014 album Otherness, the British disco-pop auteur Kindness teamed up with Robyn for a heartfelt synthpop anthem called “Who Do You Love?” Tomorrow, he’ll release an EP of “Who Do You Love” remixes that includes contributions from people like Joakim and Jam City. And on one six-minute reworking, the UK producer Jeremy Sylvester… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Kindness – “Who Do You Love?” (Feat. Robyn) Video

The last time the disco-pop auteur Kindness made a music video, it the dance-centric clip for “This Is Not About Us,” and it was great. For the next video from his new album Otherness, Kindness has gone a radically different direction while still working with the same director, Daniel Brereton. The new clip is for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014 - 9:29 am

Joakim – “This Is My Life” Video + Kindness Remix

Joakim turned 25 this weekend, and to celebrate, he gave us all a gift: a unique look into his day-today via the “This is My Life” video. The video chronicles the French producer’s life through a series of Instagram videos played from his own laptop. Videos flash by as error messages, emails, and update alert… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 27, 2014 - 1:44 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a ridiculously stacked week, and there were plenty of truly badass videos that I just couldn’t find room for here. So: Apologies to Ryan Hemsworth, A$AP Rocky, King Tuff, Corbu, the Tropics, Ty Segall, ILoveMakonnen, and Caribou. You guys all have good videos but bad timing, at least as far as this list… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Kindness – “This Is Not About Us” Video

It’s always nice to learn that someone who makes dance music can actually dance. Next week, Adam Bainbridge, the lanky British disco-pop auteur who records as Kindness, returns with his sophomore album Otherness. Bainbridge co-directed the video for his single “This Is Not About Us” with Daniel Brereton, and the clip shows him dancing with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Stream Kindness Otherness

Kindness’ Adam Bainbridge went into a different direction on his sophomore album, moving away from the disco influences that earned him a spot among the Best New Bands of 2012 and into neo-soul and R&B. Otherness features contributions from Robyn, Dev Hynes, and two songs with Kelela, including lead single “World Restart.” You can liste… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014 - 8:56 am

Kindness – “This Is Not About Us”

Kindness, the project of disco-pop singer-songwriter Adam Bainbridge, has long lingered just outside the spotlight, but it seems like his upcoming Otherness will be garnering him a lot of shine. We’ve already heard the funky, horn-inflected album opener “World Restart.” Now comes the album’s second song, “This Is Not About Us.” Built around a moody… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 3, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Röyksopp & Robyn – “A Monument To Everything (Kindness Remix)”

Earlier this year, Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, completely remade Blood Orange’s “Uncle ACE” with house legend Robert Owens. Now he’s taken on the spacious, slow-burning “Monument” by Röyksopp & Robyn, from their recent mini-album Do It Again, this time completely remaking it as “A Monument To Everything.” It’s such a drastic reformation that the title… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Kindness – “World Restart” (Feat. Kelela & Ade)

Disco-pop auteur Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, has revealed the details behind the follow-up to his 2012 debut, World, You Need A Change Of Mind. The new album is called Otherness and features guest spots from Robyn, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, and more. The first track he’s shared is from the new album is “World Restart”… More »

By: James Rettig / August 11, 2014 - 8:35 am

Blood Orange – “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix)” (Feat. Robert Owens) Video

Last year, Blood Orange released his silky and beautiful album Cupid Deluxe, and now Dev Hynes’s friend and frequent collaborator Adam Bainbridge, better known as the disco-pop auteur Kindness, has remixed “Uncle ACE,” one of that album’s standout tracks. The twitchy, thumping new version has vocals from Robert Owens, the singer whose voice can be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Blood Orange – “Chamakay” (Feat. Caroline Polachek) Video

In recent years, Dev Hynes has been best-known as a collaborator, helping people like Solange and Sky Ferreira find a certain haze-pop sweet spot. But Hynes has also been running his solo project Blood Orange for a while now, and he’s got an album called Cupid Deluxe coming soon. The LP’s first single is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 9:42 am

Blood Orange – “Cyan” (Kindness Cover)

In the past year, Dev Hynes has really come into his own as a producer, helping to usher in great stoner-pop work from singers like Solange and Sky Ferreira. And he’s still recording on his own, under his Blood Orange moniker. This past weekend, he put together a home-recorded cover of “Cyan,” a single from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A dark week for music videos! For whatever reason, this is the week that everyone’s decided to perfect their death-stares and document their shit-smashing capabilities. That applies, in one way or another, to four of the five videos this week, as well as the Norah Jones and Liars videos that just missed this countdown, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 3, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Kindness – “That’s Alright” Video (Feat. Trouble Funk)

For his new single “That’s Alright,” silky disco-pop synthesist Kindness sampled “Still Smokin’,” a track from DC go-go legends Trouble Funk. And when it came time to make the video, Kindness decided to do a whole new version of the song with Trouble Funk themselves. So he jetted to the band’s Washington, DC hometown and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Kindness – “That’s Alright”

Indie-disco auteur Kindness already had a big 2012 debut with his album World, You Need A Change Of Mind. Now he’s already coming back with a new single that brings in bits of late-’80s new jack swing and acid house, along with a few traces of gospel-style euphoria. Listen to “That’s Alright” below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 11:31 am

Kindness @ (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC 5/17/12

Adam Bainbridge and his cadre of soulful post-disco/house/dance revelers turned up on these shores this week, and the Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge door last night, for their first-ever show in NYC. This wasn’t their first American show, mind — there was that series of gigs in Austin earlier this year during which Kindness introduced hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 18, 2012 - 5:57 pm
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