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Monday, January 30

Rock Kills Kid

When you first hear this artist name, you can assume it refers to one of three things, sorted from most likely to least likely:

A) Rock (as a style of music) killing a kid (maybe he listened to loud, Pete Townsend warned you)
B) Rock (the hard, naturally formed mineral) literally falling on a kid and killing him.
C) A mascot for an imaginary anti-rock slogan, "Rock Kills" (As in: "hey there's the 'Rock Kills' Kid, my mom made me destroy my AC/DC album because of you!")

Whatever the case, be Rock Kills Kid is a fresh new rock band that describes themselves as "the best elements of early U2, The Cure, and Killing Joke". Of course, when I saw this, I investigated and found that their song, "Paralyzed", did alternate between verses that were Cure-like and a chorus that had background vocals straight off of "War".

MP3 Paralyzed
Video - Paralyzed

"Hide Away" is going to be featured on The OC in an upcoming episode. The song is very radio-friendly, with a catchy chorus and soaring vocals. I think it will do well on the OC, especially if it plays right when Seth Cohen's going on a drug-trip and Ryan and Johnny are duking it out for Marissa. Yea, I watch the OC, so what?

MP3 Hideaway

Make sure to visit Rock Kills Kid's official site (plus their myspace) and buy the album when it comes out in April.

*Update - A commenter just mentioned that Rock is a form of cocaine. Good point! Though, I think that the statement "Rock Kills" referring to a kid is a bit of a stretch since there would have to comma between Kills and Kid.
posted by Taylor, 1/30/2006 11:39:00 AM | link 5 comments


Hey, i'm having trouble downloading hideaway, it wants me to sign into the host site first. it's never done this. did i miss something???

also wanted to say, did i remember you saying somewhere that you're seeing youth group later this year? i saw them at the sydney big day out on thursday and they were great, not really suited to a festival setting but awesome nonetheless, especially "someone else's dream", "seesaw" and of course forever young. if it's a club show (and if you are, in fact, seeing them, and i'm not just imagining things), you're definitely in for a treat.
thanks for the tip. i fixed the file so feel free to download.

i'm seeing youth group in february, i've already seen them opening for death cab and they were great. I hope they play forever young this time.
commented by Blogger Taylor, 1/30/2006 09:06:00 PM  
What if hey was telling someone that "rock kills", and referring to them as a kid? Isn't rock also a form of cocaine?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 1/30/2006 09:10:00 PM  
I, like, totally, like, made a button for this blog and have posted it.

Check it out on APES!
commented by Anonymous Addie, 1/31/2006 10:09:00 AM  
D) "Crack Rock" kills kid
commented by Anonymous ben-G, 8/14/2008 12:13:00 PM  

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