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
* * * * * * * * * * * * * Black Kids on Myspace
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