Lo-fi/tweemo pioneers Eskimo Sister (ex-Yo Soy Milk and Free Cake for Every Creature) have been teasing you with a demo here and there (not to mention a killer twitter presence), and now they’re pleased (but probably not) to bring you their debut full-length, Kids These Days.
Featuring shared vocal duties from Johnny Murphy, Brandon Dyer, and Giulia Morrone, Kids These Days fits right in with the ever-burgeoning lo-fi scene that you might have seen showcased on this site by Free Cake for Every Creature, but Eskimo Sister injects their own brand of sadness/silliness/sweetness that makes the record a joy to listen to. I mean, come on, the opening track features the following gem of a verse:
had a dream I shot paul mccartney
the bullet went through his head
then it his morrisey
now they both are dead
And that’s just the first song on the record, folks. “Chinatown” is still one of the better and catchier tracks released in the Skidmore music scene as of late, and “Virginity Dirge” showcases Murphy’s ever-impressive penchant for alt-country, while the aforementioned opening track features some killer shreds on the part of Brandon Dyer. Stylistically, the band covers some pretty impressive ground with Kids These Days, but it’s all very much in the realm of their patented sound that fills some much needed gaps in the music scene here at Skidmore.
You can download the album for free on Eskimo Sister’s Bandcamp, so don’t hesitate to do so and make Murphy and co. a little bit happier.