Lisa spent the past 7 years carrying around a minidisc recorder and Kickball shows from all around the world. As we sift through the piles and hours of recording we'll be posting more live sets here. They are free for you to stream and download, but please consider donating to the band if you are able.
LIVE FROM 2002!
NICE THINGS PEOPLE SAID...
About the song 'Orion' from Everything Is...
"There's this violently beautiful moment at the thirty-seventh second of their song "Orion", when the modestly amplified ditty explodes into something unexpectedly cosmic. It would catch me by surprise even when I knew it was coming. Maybe it's because the beauty in that moment sounds palpably labored: singer Jacob Wilson stammers each word like a butterfly wrestling its way out of a cocoon: "I did all that I could to protect you from harm/ Tattooed the Great Bear on your arm/ Blue stars tipping out the blood (was that really what he was saying? I'd never met anyone who knew for sure)/ So you would know where North was."'- PITCHFORK
“There is something elementally "Washington" about Kickball's sound. They vaguely hark back to Long Drive–era Modest Mouse, something organic the band emits that is instinctively easy to understand and embrace” THE STRANGER
“A Kickball show would be a party even if the audience never showed up to see it. The trio creates its own energy with frantic, schizophrenic disco beats that drive adventurous basslines and start-stop buzzsaw guitar the whole mess of which can juggernaut from sexy, bleeding-heart dance funk into soaring, ecstatic Arcade Fire-style choruses before your oft-shaking ass can tell the difference. Those who have seen them will agree: One of the Northwest’s best bands is still playing some of its smallest venues.” WILLIAMETTE WEEK