Monday, September 24, 2007

Black Kids Rock


There's this great passage in "Life is a Mixtape" where Rob Sheffield describes the undying appeal of the boy-girl band. Jacksonville's Black Kids aren't Sheffield's anecdotal Human League, but they know what time it is.

Black Kids - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)

Lead singer Reggie Youngblood’s saccharine lyrics “you’re too much sugar for my sweet tooth” need a little something: that's right, they need a woman's touch. The coos and lalalas with equal parts doo wop and 80s kooky synths stir things up.

Visit the Kids’ Myspace page for more downloads. Props to Pitchfork for the intro, and here's a great interview with members of the group.

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