SUBURBAN KIDS WITH BIBLICAL NAMES – Rent A Wreck (CD EP)

Yes Boy Ice Cream YPI03CD: 27th November 2006
1. Rent A Wreck
“Still I can’t get enough of it, did you see me eating Frosties from your fridge”
2. Love Will
“But I can’t read the note, I tore that shit in to a million shreds, about the words, still remain in my head”
3. Do It All Or Don’t Do It All
“Long ago I had a friend who died of boredom, found a band and played in clubs and blew the people on”
4. Guns ‘n’ Ammo
“But still I’m standing on a corner, guns and ammunition, lines along a border line, this is my final life”

The intriguingly named Suburban Kids With Biblical Names hail from Sweden and make music that’ll appeal to fans of The Magnetic Fields’ epic ’69 Love Songs’ album (For me, people break down into two categories; fans of ’69 Love Songs’ and people who don’t own a copy yet). I’m a bit behind because they’ve already got an album out and this 4-tracker is culled from their first two EPs.

‘Rent A Wreck’ really bounces along with voices going “Ba-ba-ba” with funny lyrics about tour fatigue. ‘Love Will’ has the warm sound of friends playing in a room, with clicking fingers, sweet acoustic Guitars and a Piano that sounds like bird song. ‘Do It All Or Don’t Do It All’ is like the missing link between The Magnetic Fields and Arcade Fire. The twanging Pop sound of ‘Guns ‘n’ Ammo’ brings to mind The Spinto Band with a happy Ian Curtis on vocals (If you can imagine such a thing). There’s also Recorders on it and it’s nice to hear them sounding soothing instead of the cacophony that we all remember from school.

Here are five tracks from their brilliant album that they’re generously giving away free:

Loop Duplicate My Heart mp3
Noodles mp3
Funeral Face mp3

Rent A Wreck mp3
Seems To Be On My Mind mp3

After you’ve fallen in love with those tracks visit either Labrador or Minty Fresh’s Website to buy the full album.

Here are links to watch videos for ‘Rent A Wreck’ and ‘Loop Duplicate My Heart’ on YouTube.

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names Website
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names MySpace Page
Yes Boy Ice Cream Website
/ Minty Fresh Website / Labrador Website

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