Kids These Days - All These Interruptions
- Artist: Kids These Days
- Album: All These Interruptions
- Label: White Whale Records
- Year of Release: 2004
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- Reviewed by: hstisgod on 2007-07-01
It's a wonder how these things happen. You get a CD, you listen to it and enjoy its waves of energy. A change of residence later, and all of a sudden, the 2004 release from Kids These Days, All These Interruptions is three years old and I owe another apology to a terrific band on its way up. Though we have yet to see a new release from these guys, let preface this review with a 'keep an eye on these guys'.
Simply put, All These Interruptions is a subtlety record with grooves alt-rockers Radiohead would be proud to share the stage with. While songs like Sink Your Teeth and About Every 12 Hours have an uptempo chording home, its the trancey and instrumental chapters of this LP that stick out so distinguishing.
The Hips, Node Worries and Rest Tonite all share a laid back rhythm but never fall too slow. Vocalization that ranges from echoey epiphanies, to spoken word performances that have a cold confidence. Node Worries in particular is phenomenal comparing to the aforementioned Radiohead, blending two of their sounds. The instrumentation of The Bends, and the vocals of Hail To The Thief Harmonica's, clean electric guitar bridges, and full sounding acoustic rhythm section hide the bare percussion element here.
It all seems to fit nicely and comes to a purified example on track three Drinking Wine, Talk Art. The intro features a (Pink) Floyd type progression, strong in heartbeat guitar fretting, bandaid drums and a triangle addition to boot. Melodies are similiar throughout, but taste differently throughout the track as the genre changes up towards the end. It's not all about lounge act rock, as the writing gets aggressive in flow.
One of my favorite tracks here so far is without a doubt The Details. Dark and intending, this song combines for some sort of new breed of country. I just get the feeling this was written on some prairie while staring at the stars. So let's join em... Turn off your television, x out of your internet explorer, and shut off the monitor to computer. Enjoy the sounds of Kids These Days. Titled perfectly, as All These Interruptions is a vacation from the world and its distractions. Fantastic debut album from another hidden North American west coast quintet. This CD just went from residing in my box of to do's to CD's that are now a permanent fixture in my collection.
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on 2007-07-18 hstisgod Said:
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