Kansas natives Spirit is the Spirit consist of six strapping young men bound by ambitions of auditory exploration. They’re armed with rollicking imagination, the nearly psychic foresight of their muse and protector Commander Coby, and aspirations to play the first concert in outer space. Spirit is the Spirit embraces the tension between their love of lush, pastoral arrangements, tender-hearted sing-along hooks, and an insatiable urge to build walls of soaring, gorgeous noise. Having grown up in an era when “alternative” was mainstream and conventional rock music was being picked apart and reworked in every conceivable direction, the band draws equally from the past century’s forebears of popular music and today’s lack of consensus about what’s acceptable from a rock band. Rooted in a dynamic rhythmic texture, Spirit is the Spirit’s reverb-ed out mid western folk pop incorporates unique elements that collectively construct an easy to digest, yet highly intelligent structure of soundscapes, harmonies and rhythms.