Thursday, March 6, 2008

Album Alert!

So I'm not too sure how this slipped beneath my radar for sooo long, but apparently the French Kicks are spitting out a new album, Swimming, to be release via iTunes on April 1st, and in stores on May 20th. In general, it seems the French Kicks get written off as just another NYC band attempting to put on air of coolness that just isn't there, and, to be honest, I don't know where this comes from. Music critics can be real wankers sometimes, so its best not to put too much stock in what they have to say. While the French Kicks are by no means my favorite band, I was definitely a fan of their last release, Two Thousand. They remind of a little more melodic/poppier version of the Walkmen, with some less strained vocals. If this first track is any indication, this album's gonna be perfect music to open up the windows to and let the spring air in. Enjoy.

DOWNLOAD: French Kicks - Abandon

1 comment:

sethcohen said...

I definitely enjoy the French Kicks, BUT if I had to choose ... I'd have to go with the Walkmen.

Although, I tend to follow Rachel Bilson's lead on almost all of my life decisions - so this should come as no surprise.