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The Classic Kids, Forever Strong (self-released)




The Classic Kids, Forever Strong (self-released)
CD Reviews: January 14, 2016

01/14/16
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



The Classic Kids, Forever Strong (self-released) 

Debut EP from this Brooklyn early-20something foursome, the latest attempt to make boybands tolerable for people who’ve never had occasion to squeal at the sight of an incoming text. Something smells a little fishy about this, namely the complete lack of backstory available on their general-issue social media presence, coupled with – well, who rented out the Bowery Electric for the EP release party? Either someone’s parents are footing the bill for this or our little mononymous friends here have been absorbed by the corporate music Matrix and are being shoved down the throats of unsuspecting “indie” types like myself in the hope that they’ll get an “underground” buzz before exploding in a burst of payola to become the next One Direction. Man, do I sound cynical, but I can’t help it these days, and especially with this act, what with their perfectly coiffed bubblegum hooks, but – BUT – they do appear to play their own instruments, and there’s a professed love for “classic pop,” which, if by “classic” you mean the refried Beach Boys falsetto stuff that permeated the hipster world during the Aughts, could be true, who knows. This will be either the last or the first you hear of it, that’s all I can guarantee.





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