Do y’all remember last January, when Whaleboat released their “Socialist” single at The Jinx? Remember how Cusses played, too? Remember the spitball of energy that was the out-of-towner, self-described Southern-Gothic-Depression-Era-Cheerleader-Metal band Can’t Kids?
Yeah. That was fun.
Columbia’s Can’t Kids released a new album, Ennui Go (Fork & Spoon Records) on May 6. Following 2012’s Brushes, Touches, Tongues, the four-piece remains inventive & surprising. Lush cello warms the ground for barbaric yawps dripping in wit. I love the it-just-works-disparity of Ennui Go — you’ve got the quick, folkish lilt of “O Mama,” reminiscent of early Modest Mouse, then “More Soda” comes careening in with fists swinging. A little pop, a little punk, a little college rock, a smidge of Appalachia. Rad.
Ennui Go is available on 10″ vinyl and CD via Fork & Spoon Records.
Check out the video for “The Twist”: