Kids Without Instruments

Bonded by technology to create music

In a realm of online dating there is a lesser known trend of online band mating, which is the case of Marion Racimo and Frankie Contreras who met over social media site Tumblr.

Drawn together with acoustic covers, 8-bit YouTube renditions, and a shared love for the band Crystal Castles, Kids Without Instruments was born.

DIG Magazine: Photo by Carli Critchfield

By sending each other beats and ideas online, these two singer-songwriters created music together before they met in person. In 2011, they were brought together at CSULB, both majoring in film and electronic arts. 

With a series of shows in the local area and the release of their first self-titled extended play, they caught the eyes and ears of the alternative music scene. 

Their motto is, “We are Kids Without Instruments. We don’t play instruments. Except on stage.”

Continue reading: 

DIG March Innovation issue: (Page 7)

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