Thursday, December 27, 2007

I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You :: Black Kids

I stumbled across Black Kids back in October; I read about their debut EP Wizard of Ahhhs online somewhere and was curious. Available only for free download off their website (and even before Radiohead), it was gettin' hyped up like nobody's business. A relatively new and unknown band getting press from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and almost every indie music blog I looked at? What?!?

Black Kids is living the dream! You know, the one where the little local band suddenly makes it big, gets Best New Music/Band accolades, travels to Europe...ah, the romance of it all, really! They formed in 2006 in Jacksonville, and released Wizard of Ahhhs this past August. Then - poof! - the band is performing at music festivals, tours, and takes a trip to Great Britain. And according to Wikipedia, they recently signed a management contract with the group that manages Bjork and Arcade Fire. That's one hell of a year.

I'm highlighting "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You", the third track out of four on the EP and my favorite. It is a poppy little tune chock full of group counting. Plus, it fulfills my love for synthy keyboards (I know, I know, it is cheesy but true).

When I listen to the EP, I feel like you can see the band belting it out in someone's garage drinking cheap beer or performing at a local battle of the bands festival, and I dig that sincerity. Probably because until recently, that is what they were doing. But then again, the sound isn't totally new. Hopefully, they'll have staying power - they have a whole lot of hype to live up to - and release a really surprising, well-produced album while the industry is still wild for them. In the meantime though, I like this song a lot, and I wish that I could be an overnight rockstar like Black Kids!!!

If you dig it, download the EP for free from http://www.blackkidsmusic.com



LYRICS:
You are the girl that I've been dreaming
of ever since I was a little girl.

One!
I'm biting my tongue.
Two!
He's kissin' on you.
Three!
Oh, why can't you see?
One! Two! Three! Four!

The word's on the streets and it's on the news:
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you.
He's got two left feet and he bites my moves.
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance! dance! dance! dance!
The second I do, I know we're gonna be through.
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance with you.
He don't suspect a thing. I wish he'd get a clue.
I'm not gonna teach him how to dance! dance! dance! dance!

One!
You're biting my tongue.
Two!
I'm kissin' on you.
Three!
Is he better than me?

6 comments:

Quaking Aspen said...

Oh wow! Kim. You have impeccable taste in music. I will check out their oeuvre. lol.

Hello, my name is Kim Christensen. said...

wow, thanks! "oeuvre" is one of my favorite words, as (I think) you know. Yeah!

Laura said...
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Anonymous said...

i don't understand, a man sings You are the girl that I've been dreaming
of ever since I was a little girl." is it a gay song? i'm a little confuzed...please explain.

Anonymous said...

well this is a song made (im not sure but probably) for the film "jennifer's body" aaaaand there's one of the girls that is in love wih the other girl or at least thats what it seems like. thats my only explanation! ;)
peace out!

Anonymous said...

but it is in fact in the films soundtrack