Kite Flying Society is an indie pop band from San Diego, California. The band was born from demos recorded by Dustin Illingworth and Derek Rast who had met while studying at the University of California, San Diego. Their name was taken from one of Max Fisher's club titles in the Wes Anderson film Rushmore.
On December 17th of 2005, Kite Flying Society played its first show opening for Rogue Wave (band) of Sub Pop Records. In the Summer of 2006 they released their debut album Where is the Glow? and won