Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kinetic Stereokids: Have a Nice Day EP (Overdraft)
release: Oct 14, 2008
style: junkyard folk noise
[rating: *1/2] These guys opened for Trail of Dead, Secret Machines and Explosions in the Sky. WTF. The Michigan group's prelude to their next full album is three tracks including a live cut at KEXP. Although it would have been better titled "Tumbleweed" since they keep repeating the word, the title track earns a respectable comparison to Lou Barlow solo. But then comes "Blunder," which attempts to get all dramatic and dives into a self-indulgent mess of folk junk noise and some samples. The recording at KEXP is...oh no..did they sample a laughing baby? They did. Noooooo! -Kenyon

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