Being ambivalently out of the loop of indie rock life, it’s just refreshing to hear something so exuberant. My first impression of the band was that of a smoothed-out Velocity Girl, with brighter and more reverb-laden guitars, like listening to ‘Crazy Town’ having emerged from the fuzz of early ’90s malaise.
Sonic ‘palate cleansing’ is a pretty apt description for what the Black Kids offer, though the term’s stolen from Jim Mendiola’s thoughts on the Go! Team. Take a gander and listen. We’ll see how they fare after they release their follow up-to their Wizard of Ahhhs EP in April. It’s going to have a rework of, I Don’t Want to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You, which is below. Get your fix here, too.
RIYL: Velocity Girl, My Favorite, Joy Division, Junior Senior