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Black Kids

Pitchfork excited me with their choices two days in a row. Yesterday they gave Bon Iver a little boost....

Check out Bon Iver at two upcoming BrooklynVegan shows.

Today it was a band called Black Kids from Jacksonville, Florida - a band who I haven't posted about yet, but who I was excited to check out this CMJ - so excited, that I also booked them to play a BV CMJ show. People from the South have been raving about their live show, and I've also been loving the few songs I've heard so far...

You can download Black Kids' four-song demo, Wizard of Ahhhs, for free on their MySpace-- it's not available in stores. They're giving away something we can't buy often enough: a record with not just a distinctive aesthetic, but also one single-worthy track after another. Dueling keyboards and scrappy lo-fi guitars give rise to Go! Team-style shouted-back cheers, a communal urgency not unlike the Arcade Fire's, and an uptempo bounce paying homage to Motown 45's. In short, Black Kids make catchy, tightly executed songs that put a memorable stamp on pop's classic themes.[Pitchfork - Best New Music]
Black Kids are playing their official CMJ showcase at the Annex on October 18th with Mates of State (an NME show) (sold out). Black Kids are also playing the free BrooklynVegan show at R Bar on October 19th - with Yo Majesty and more bands TBA soon. All tour dates below....

Black Kids - 2007 Tour Dates
Oct 5 - clubTSIdiscotheque Jacksonville, Florida
Oct 18 - The Annex New York, New York
Oct 19 - R Bar, New York, New York (BrooklynVegan party)
Nov 15 - Star Bar Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 16 - Flicker Theatre Athens, Georgia



Tags: Black Kids, CMJ

Comments (15)

seriously? Best New Music? hardly

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 12:16 PM

The tracks on the myspace profile are great. Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to seeing them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 12:26 PM

BV, you're going to have to save this year's CMJ. Please have a lot of parties with decent bands and free booze.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 1:16 PM

the 4 tracks on myspace really kick ass.

Posted by rocked the shit | October 5, 2007 1:41 PM

nice fun, but soooooooooooooo the cure

Posted by annie momus | October 5, 2007 1:49 PM

That's Racist.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 2:06 PM

Blech Kids

Posted by anon | October 5, 2007 3:28 PM

oh blipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 5:27 PM

damn it does sound like the cure.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2007 5:35 PM

how can i get the black kids album, pitchfork lies! you cannot download it on the myspace u can only hear the tracks

Posted by brian l | October 5, 2007 7:55 PM

yes, you can download it. you just aren't smart.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2007 12:56 AM

Just saw them last night with Lo-Fi-Fnk. They had the whole room packed and dancing. Better set than Lo-Fi. Can't wait for the CMJ dates!

Posted by B | October 6, 2007 5:56 PM

can anyone tell me how to rsvp for the black kids show at galapagos

Posted by me | October 18, 2007 5:41 PM

can anyone tell me how to rsvp for the black kids show at galapagos

Posted by me | October 18, 2007 5:41 PM

Just saw them last night at The Annex. Lead singer is sooo cute.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2007 4:16 PM

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