Song of the Day: Black Kids - I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You

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Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Party, R Bar 10/19/07
photo by Rebecca Smeyne

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You by Black Kids from the self-released 2007 EP Wizard of Ahhhs.

Black Kids - I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (MP3)

Straying from the typical band progression, this 5-piece out of Jacksonville, Florida self-released their demo free of charge via their MySpace page a couple months ago. The demo release and their performance at the Athens Popfest has been enough to launch all the major bloggers and critics into a frenzy. Still without a label, the band has latched onto Quest Management, the same people responsible for Bjork and Arcade Fire. What is all the fuss about? Well, if you have any fondness for ’80′s synth-pop, songs about love and heartache, and a yearning for a second-coming of The Cure, you’ve come to the right place. Their high-energy throwbacks contain all the harmonies, call-and-response vocals, and jangly guitars to get your morning or night started. If you’re in the Georgia, Florida, or London area, don’t miss out on one of the best unsigned bands around. So you’re not in one of those very specific locales; head over to their website where they are still offering their debut EP gratis. And as most official videos appear to be down right now, here’s an unofficial yet equally entertaining video for I’ve Underestimated My Charm Again:

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