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Monday, November 08, 2010

Kids Of 88 - Feed The Birds

"He's the greatest that's ever been"

Kids Of 88 (what a great name, right? tells you exactly what the music's gonna sound like) have been on my radar for awhile now, though I missed their debut album when it came out in August/September. Here's for catching up. The New Zealand duo specialize in retro electro-pop with a focus on great, quirky songwriting. The singles are universally strong, but it was this late-album track that really caught my attention. It's so dramatically sweeping that it almost feels more like a piece of cinema than a pop song. There's this huge build-up until the song finally crescendos with its "chorus" (which really only appears once) nearly two minutes in. And when it gets there? Boy, that's some synth bombast if I've ever heard it. I can't stop listening to this. I'd imagine it'd sound earth-shattering with the volume pumped up. These guys know how to tell a story, both lyrically and aurally. It's not something you find often with electropop.

Kids Of 88 - Feed The Birds by alienhits

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Blogger Myfizzypop said...

have you heard of the band Electric Youth? (Or maybe i heard of them here?!) - they are not similar to this group but i think you will like them :)

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