In House #1664: The French Kicks' Two Thousand; New Kite Flying Society, Long Winters
The Brooklyn-based French Kicks returned today with their third album and follow up to 2004's surprisingly wonderful The Trial of the Century. Two Thousand reunites the band with Century producer Doug Boehm, though it doesn't necessarily make for an exact replica. This time around the aim seems to be for an ever higher sheen, with electronic flavors placed in amongst the layers of synth and guitar. The result is a long way from the sound of their 2002 debut One Time Bells, though whether this is a good or bad thing is up for debate. The French Kicks begin an extensive U.S. summer tour later this month.
In House #1664.
Focus: New release from the French Kicks, Two Thousand, out today, plus new music from Kite Flying Society, the Long Winters, and more.
French Kicks, from Two Thousand: "Also Ran" (MP3)
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