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Background information
Origin Eugene, Oregon, United States
Genres Experimental rock
Alternative rock
Years active 2001–2008(Hiatus) 2013–present[1]
Labels intheclouds Records www.inthecloudsrecords.com
Website Facebook
Members Christopher Ruff
Aaron Tollefson
Beau Kuther
Kelsey Kuther
Kile Brewer

Kaddisfly is an American band based in Portland, Oregon.


The band formed in 2001, taking their name from a small moth-like insect, the Caddisfly. After several independent releases, the band signed to Hopeless Records in 2004 and released Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn through the label on March 8, 2005.

Kaddisfly has been an active touring band, having embarked on multiple nationwide tours between 2003 and 2008. Most notably, they performed on the 2007 Take Action Tour with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and A Static Lullaby. They also performed on the Smart Punk Stage as part of the 2007 Vans Warped Tour.

In July 2008 bassist Kile Brewer decided to leave the band on good terms for a more stable lifestyle and possible solo releases.

Hiatus (2008 to March 9, 2014)[edit]

From Kaddisfly's Official Myspace Thursday, December 18:[2]

There are winds of change in the Kaddisfly camp, and as with the nation, it's time we move forward. First off, we should apologize for not keeping you all updated properly over the last 5 months, but quite honestly there wasn't much to talk about until we knew exactly what we wanted to say. Some of you may or may not know that Kile Brewer has left Kaddisfly. His departure came late in the summer and was not all that unexpected. Kile moved to Denver with his wife and wanted to start a new chapter in his life. We are still very close with Kile and we wish him the best in all his future endeavors.

As Kaddisfly we may very well end up finishing horses galloping one day, but for now I suppose the popular thing to say would be we are on a small hiatus. There will always be our back catalog, and our internet presence will remain the same because Kaddisfly isn't dead, just hibernating. We also still have some unreleased material that may surface at some point.

In the Fall of 2008, Christopher Ruff, Beau Kuther, Kelsey Kuther, and Aaron Tollefson started a new band called Water & Bodies.[3] Water & Bodies released their debut EP on May 15, 2009. In the summer of 2010, Kelsey Kuther left the band to concentrate on his other project, Ex-Cowboys. He was subsequently replaced by Kile Brewer after he moved back to Portland, Oregon. Water & Bodies released their first full-length album in February 2011.

On December 12, 2011, the band released an EP called Demos & Rarites. A note on the page read:

This is a collection of demos and rarities recorded between 2007- 2008. There is no timeline for when Horses Galloping on Sailboats will be recorded. These songs are for all the fans that have stuck with us and shown their love. This marks our 10 year anniversary. Thank you.

On March 5, 2014 Kaddisfly officially announced their first show since going on hiatus in 2008. From Kaddisly's Official Facebook Wednesday, March 5, 2014:


Reunion & Horses Galloping On Sailboats (from 2014)[edit]

On March 5, 2014 Kaddisfly updated their Facebook [5] page with an image of a set list and possible track listing. A later posting announced a small show, the band's first in over 5 years, that will be held in Portland, Oregon on March 10, 2014.

On January 24, 2013 they updated their Facebook [6] page with new images and video foreshadowing activity in 2013. A montage video posted on Vimeo [7] concluded with images of a galloping horse (referencing the title of their forthcoming album Horses Galloping on Sailboats) and the message MMXIII, the Roman numeral for 2013.

On January 5, 2015 they updated their Facebook page with a track listing for the upcoming 2015 release of Horses Galloping on Sailboats. It contained 12 tracks.

On June 1, 2015, they announced they had signed with intheclouds Records and would be releasing Horses Galloping on Sailboats soon.

On June 8, 2015, Kaddisfly announced their next album titled Horses Galloping on Sailboats would be released on the Summer Solstice (June 21, 2015).

A track listing was released as well as the cover art and news of a limited edition vinyl edition of the album.

The band also registered and updated a new website located at www.youaretheend.com

Band members[edit]

  • Christopher Ruff – vocals / piano
  • Aaron Tollefson – guitar
  • Beau Kuther – drums / percussion
  • Kelsey Kuther – guitar / percussion
  • Kile Brewer – bass / vocals



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