Kids on a Crime Spree

"[NYC Popfest] also marks the NYC debut of Kids on a Crime Spree, the band from Mario Hernandez, formerly of Ciao Bella and From Bubblegum to Sky (who played Popfest in '08). Kids' debut album, We Love You So Bad, is out May 31 on Slumberland (a word I have typed more than "indiepop" in this post) and is up there with my favorite things Mario has done over the last 20 years. '60s melodies meet bubblegum vocals in a smoky haze of feedback, distortion and handclaps. It's real good. Check out "Sweet Tooth" at the top of this post." - Bill

Like Sea Lions (whose total NYC show count is up to 5), the Slumberland-signed California band Kids on a Crime Spree are coming to NYC for Popfest, but playing more than just one show.

Like Sea Lions, Kids on a Crime Spree are playing Death By Audio on Saturday, 5/21, with The Hairs who play with Kids on a Crime Spree again at the Popfest show happening Sunday, 5/22 at the Rock Shop (a show we're giving away tickets for). Kids on a Crime Spree were also supposed to play with the Hairs AGAIN on Monday at Cake Shop, but that is cancelled. There is also a possible 5/20 show at Shea Stadium, but the venue doesn't list it and the band said it's tentative.

Finally, like Sea Lions, Kids on a Crime Spree are playing San Francisco Popfest on May 28th.If you know of other shows, let me know in the comments.

More about NYC Popfest, HERE. More about the new Slumberland album and all dates, below...

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Kids on a Crime Spree

Kids On a Crime Spree
We Love You So Bad
(Slumberland)
Street Date: May 31, 2011

1. I Don't Wanna Call You Baby, Baby
2. Trumpets of Death
3. Dead Ripe
4. It's In My Blood
5. Sweet Tooth
6. To Mess With Dynamite
7. Impasto
8. Jean-Paul Sartre 2

Kids on a Crime Spree -- CONFIRMED 2011 Tour Dates
Sat 5/21 @ Death By Audio
Sun 5/22 @ The Rock Shop
Sat 5/28 @ San Francisco Popfest, Ca @ Rickshaw Stop