I know a lot of people from Flint, MI. I guess they all end up in Chicago, eventually. All I hear about the place is that it's a terrible place to live, but a great place to be from. Everybody seems to go on to become artists or actors or musicians; and they all seem to have a lot to say. This leads me to Kinetic Stererokids' new album, Kid Moves.
On my first casual listen, I thought I was listening to an album by the Go! Team with vocals by The Typical Cats. The beats and ambient noises make for great background music for work. The band claims that they use everything from synthesizers to banjos; farfisa organs to bouzoukis. It's all quite impressive, I must say.
A closer inspection of the album reveals the cracks, though. The lyrics can get a little cheesy in places and the whole thing could use a little more polish. The subject matter seems to be all over the place while the music all seems to be more or less the same throughout. That being said, I'd still recommend this album. If you're looking for something that sounds a little more like it actually came out of a garage than a studio, this is it. I bet their live show is pretty good, too. It's too bad they're not playing around Chicago any time soon.
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