Who are the Kinetic Stereokids? The answer is simple: These guys.
The information Iâ€™ve been able to glean about them is that they are a Michigan band who met at soccer camp and can play their guitars using chalkboard erasers. Their new, 10-track release, â€œBasement Kids,â€ is all over the place, even within single tracks. â€œExplosions Were Heardâ€ begins with gentle, beautiful piano into chimpmunk laugs and snoring and some oddly random lyrics about a guy pointing a gun at the singer. â€œDonuts Are Hereâ€ sounds like something Radiohead would make if they were a little less ordinary. (Yes, you read that right!) â€œBarefoot in the Rainâ€ could be a Money Mark track. Just about the only thing they do thatâ€™s conventional is have a Myspace page.
And the oddest thing about all of this is that I have no idea how they wound up in my playlist. One day, one of their songs showed up. I musta got it off a blog or something, but as soon as I heard it I ran to e-music (figuratively) to get the whole album.
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