Kite Operations,based in New York City, blends its taste for delicate melodies with an insatiable lust for abrasive tonalities and tumultuous free-jazz drumming. The band was formed in 2003 by former singer-guitarists of Theselah, Joseph Kim and David Yang. Jie Whoon Kang is a classically trained bassist who quickly learned the ways of rock bass. The band's newest member Andrew Blanchard joined on drums during the recording sessions for the band's third album "Festival". The name Kite Operations was chosen for its richness of imagery and metaphorical meaning- the illusion of control one has over one's life, mirrored in the activity of 'flying' a kite while one merely holds onto a thread. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.