The Cool Kids releasing first album in 6 years this week, playing shows
Indie-rap duo The Cool Kids ended thier hiatus recently and this Friday (9/15) they’ll release their first album since 2011, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe. It features Hannibal Buress, Travis Barker, Smoke DZA, Jeremih, Syd, QUIÑ, and more. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks talked to Stereogum about the new album:
INGLISH: There’s a song we’ve got with Jeremih on the album. I think that shit is going to change people’s lives.
STEREOGUM: That’s “915” right? Is that your favorite track on the album?
INGLISH: Yeah. That’s probably my favorite, the one with Jeremih.
ROCKS: That one is one of my favorites — “Moonlanding” too, and “Checkout. I really like “Checkout” a lot too, man. I got a couple favorites on there actually.
INGLISH:: Yeah, I’m not going to split my kids. All of that shit was as if I had 16 children. I love them all equally. But I love “915” with Jeremih because it’s song for the party that doesn’t quite sound like it. It’s just got grooves in it that move me and makes my day better. I already know that it will help you make your day better. I’ve heard it in Chicago on Lakeshore Drive with the windows down, 90 degrees, and Taste Of Chicago is happening, and all of this shit is happening. So the emotion I was trying to create for it, I sat in it and I know what it feels like. And it’s an album I know you can’t digest all at once, I know it’s going to take you a couple listens.
You can listen to two songs off the album below.
The Cool Kids recently played Afropunk Brooklyn, and they have a few more shows coming up, including LA’s Paid Dues festival
this weekend, a Pittsburgh show shortly after that, and a NYC show on November 3 at Highline Ballroom with Owen Bones (tickets).
UPDATE: Paid Dues was postponed and a rescheduled date will be announced soon.
1. “The Moonlanding” Feat. Hannibal Buress
2. “TV Dinner”
3. “Get Out the Bowl”
4. “Break Your Legs” Feat. Travis Barker & HXLT
5. “20/20 Vision”
7. “On the Set” Feat. Boldy James & Smoke DZA
8. “9:15Pm” Feat. Jeremih
9. “Westside Connections” Feat. Buddy, Jay Worthy & Warm Brew
10. “The Motion” Feat. Ye Ali & Anthony Pavel
11. “T.D.A.” Feat. A-Trak, Reese LAFLARE & Larry June
12. “Jean Jacket” Feat. Paul Usher & 10ille
13. “Simple Things” Feat. Syd & QUIÑ
14. “Symptoms of a Down” Feat. Helios Hussain
15. “Gr8Full” Feat. Joyce Wrice & Like
16. “Too Smooth”
The Cool Kids — 2017 Tour Dates
9/16-17 Paid Dues Festival Los Angeles, CA
9/22 Hilltopolis in Grandview Park Pittsburgh, PA
11/3 Highline Ballroom New York, NY