Formed on Martha’s Vineyard in 1995 by then-high school senior Elisha Wiesner and Rob Myers, Kahoots began as a two-piece rock duo, but soon evolved into a full-force five-piece band. Nineteen years, eleven albums, a handful of e.p.s, and more than 500 shows later, Rob and Elisha, along with longtime bassist John Larsen, multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lee, and drummers George Berz and Salvadore Mcnamara, are back with “Take To The Fields,” their first album in four years.
Martha’s Vineyard is a busy summer resort for three months of the year. The rest of the time, it is a veritable ghost town. A strange place for a band. “There’s something to the isolation,” says guitarist Wiesner. “Somehow it just brings out songs, brings out strange ideas and without a big city scene. It allows a band to just be themselves without having to fit in. There’s a lot of great music here.” Kahoots is a tricky band to describe. You might call them “a rock band with odd changes,” or “a pop band with a lot of feedback.” Ask them, and they’ll probably just say they play “rock music.”