buzz: black kids
    • TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008

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    We're a little past actual buzz here, but this is a neccessary nod. We all know Conan is everyone's favorite late-night six foot tastemaker, so when he brings on a band that the blogs are rattling about, everyone should pay attention: they might be some kind of cool. That's the feeling I got about Black Kids. Formed in 2006, they are already a front runner for the biggest blog-to-blow-up title of the year (after those Columbia kids, Vampire Weekend, and their upper west side soweto jams).

    Speaking of Columbia (Records this time), they already signed these kids and made it official in the beginning of the month. Their sound is kind of throwback soul-pop with a nice smattering of indie sensability. Too bad they can't actually be "indie" anymore, but we'll probably still buy their record. In any event, these guys need to be watched as they build up steam to their album release in July. Check out their tunes, and pick up their debut single, "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You," out now. And the next single is on the site, "Hurricane Jane." Check it out, it almost sounds like a Daft Punk track. -joe puglisi

    P.S. Those of you who were wise about these kids last year might remember that their EP, The Wizard of Ahhhs used to be available for free on the Myspace. Pretty cool.

    Black Kids on Tour
    06/01 - Middlesbrough, England - Middlesbrough Music Live
    06/02 - Oxford, England - Oxford Academy
    06/03 - Cardiff, Wales - Clwb Ifor Bach
    06/04 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
    06/06 - Manchester, England - Academy 3
    06/07 - Lancaster, England - Library
    06/08 - York, England - Fibbers
    06/09 - Sheffield, England - Carling Academy
    06/11 - Stoke, England - The Sugarmill
    06/15 - Norwich, England - Norwich Arts Centre
    06/16 - Northampton, England - The Soundhaus
    06/18 - London, England - ULU
    06/23 - Tromoya, Norway - Hove Festival
    06/25 - Stockholm, Sweden - Accelerator Festival
    06/28 - Glastonbury, England - Glastonbury Festival
    06/29 - Oxford, England - Wakestock Festival
    07/01 - Bristol, England - Thekla
    07/02 - Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
    07/03 - Leeds, England - Cockpit
    07/04 - Newcastle, England - Academy
    07/05 - Liverpool, England - Barfly
    07/10 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2
    07/11 - Canterbury, England - Lounge on the Farm
    07/12 - Naas, Ireland - Oxegen Festival
    07/13 - Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
    07/19 - Dorset, England - Camp Bestival
    08/01 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
    08/10 - Jersey City, NJ - All Points West Festival
    08/14 - Salzburg, Austria - Frequency Festival
    08/15 - Erfurt, Germany - Highfield Festival
    08/20 - Newcastle, England - Academy
    08/21 - Bristol, England - Thekla

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    Black Kids on Myspace
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