Thursday, October 25, 2007

It Is Futile To Attempt To Resist The Black Kids

Jacksonville, Florida has been responsible for some highs and lows in the history of music. Most notably, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Regardless of your own personal feelings about the band, their place in Southern Rock is etched in stone. On the other hand, the First Coast must also accept responsibility for the multi-platinum pile of shit known as Limp Bizkit. But I digress. Most recently, a five piece band calling themselves Black Kids are generating a ton of buzz; and for good reason. That reason is great pop songs with a retro vibe that has you drinking Jolt cola and lining your arm with Swatch watches. Their sound is at times a mix of the Cure and Joy Division, only with the drugs working to lighten your mood instead of driving you deeper into your darkness. So if quality pop songs with spot-on synth 80's melodies are your forte, or if you are just looking to reminisce to the sounds of the alternative 80's without digging out your early Berlin records, I've got the band for your. All songs below are taken from their self-released Wizard of Ahhs EP and are free to download from the bands MySpace page. The remix, is not included on the EP, it is what it is.

Hit the Heartbreaks

I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

Hurricane Jane

I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)

Hurricane Jane (Beige remix)