There’s a great American tradition of New York being a welcoming port and FADER teamed up with Converse’s new Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn to further it. Once a month, we’ll be welcoming touring artists to the neighborhood with a visit to a local Brooklyn institution, as well as making time for an intimate performance. Catch that exclusive show, interview and download the MP3s right here.
Try finding one word to describe Kinfolk Studios and you’ll come up short. They’re a graphic design firm, yes, but they’ve also opened up a restaurant and cafe in their Williamsburg office space, built a Mojito-slinging bar and lounge in Tokyo, Japan and run a made-to-order custom bicycle shop. That’s a lot of stuff for a four-man team, but the dudes behind Kinfolk take it all in stride, only working on projects that they’re truly passionate about. Archy Marshall bka King Krule knows a thing or two about passion projects, too, recording his first track at the age of eight and continuing to make songs in the bedroom of his parents’ house up until today, and before his live show at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio, he took a tour of Kinfolk’s amazing space with co-owner Maceo McNeff.