Reviews

Read the Review
Plaster

Read the Review
Hyness

Read the Review
Black Suit Devil

Read the Review
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Read the Review
The Pack A.D.

Read the Review
Chad VanGaalen

Read the Review
Potengowski Anna Friederike

Read the Review
Todd Rundgren

Read the Review
Old 97's

Read the Review
Needles//Pins

Read the Review
Ohama

Read the Review
Nicolas Horvath

Read the Review
Hugo Wolf Quartet

Read the Review
Heat

Read the Review
Parallels

Read the Review
Monica Chapman

Read the Review
Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project

Read the Review
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings

Share |


Cover Art

Kids On TV ( http://www.myspace.com/kidsontv )

Shape Shifting Mutants / Remixes Volume 1
Blocks Recording Club ( http://www.blocksblocksblocks.com )
Kids On TV are a dance-punk/queer-core quartet based out of Toronto. The band is lead by bassist John Caffery, as well as DJ/producer “Minus Smile”, guitarist “Wolf”, and Roxanne Luchak who mixes live video samples. In fact, Kids On TV are more than a band. They thrive off postmodern multimedia and the culture of Web 2.0, creating performance art, dance videos, film, and a variety of musical mash-ups. They transform the idea of a live concert into a space for artistic output and carefree dancing. Kids On TV have also done remixes and collaborations with the likes of Yo Majesty, Lesbians on Ecstasy, and even Boy George. They’ve been around since 2003, and with the release of their sophomore album Shape Shifting Mutants they are now gaining momentum and expanding their fan base.
Shape Shifting Mutants explores a vast array of electronic genres, including rave/house and dance-punk/experimental techniques. The overall sound ranges from an indie queer-core merger with MSTRKRFT or Justice, to a spastic electronica suggestive of Crystal Castles, dd/mm/yyyy, or Of Montreal. Although there are only seven songs, the album is very diverse and always catchy. Lyrical content comments upon themes of homosexuality, and also refers to Canadian popular culture, dance music, and break-dancing/hip-hop traditions. Tracks such as “Still On About Keith Cole” and “Goodbye Horses” display prominent dance bass lines and amusing rhythms.
The album also comes with Remixes Vol. 1, a collection of remixes from their first album Mixing Business With Pleasure, as well as tracks from Shape Shifting Mutants and other extras. Remixes Vol. 1 may even be more entertaining than the new full-length, as it combines a ten song assortment for almost fifty minutes of bonus dance party. Check out “The Company/Clothes Off” as remixed by PDF Format, or a Kids On TV original titled “Rock The Like” for another reason why you should love this band!

By Marshal Hignett
Dec 6, 2009

[reviews home] [list reviews]
 
comments powered by Disqus

More Reviews By Marshal Hignett

Cover Art A History Of
Action In The North Atlantic
(Noyes)
Mar 22, 2010
Cover ArtThe Balconies
The Balconies
(Self-Released)
Dec 6, 2009
Cover Art Bonjay
Broughtupsy
(Fontana North)
Feb 28, 2011
Cover ArtThe Burning Hell
Flux Capacitor
(Weewerk)
Sep 9, 2011
Cover ArtDB Buxton
Dirty Dance Party
(Little Whore)
Nov 5, 2010
Cover ArtJennifer Castle
Castlemusic
(Flemish Eye)
Jun 24, 2011
Cover Art Common Grackle
The Great Depression
(Fake Four Inc.)
Apr 1, 2011
Cover Art Day of the Maniac
Day of the Maniac
(Little Whore)
Feb 28, 2011
Cover ArtAllie Hughes
Allie Hughes
(Self-Released)
Nov 5, 2010
Cover ArtThe Joe
Float or Flail
(Old Ugly)
Apr 1, 2011
Cover Art Kestrels
The Solipsist
(Noyes)
Jun 28, 2011
Cover Art Kill The Autocrat
New World Disorder
(682)
Nov 22, 2011
Cover ArtThe Lovely Killbots
Once Smitten
(Obscenery)
Sep 9, 2011
Cover Art Marine Dreams
Marine Dreams
(You've Changed)
Apr 14, 2012
Cover ArtThe Meligrove Band
Shimmering Lights
(Nevado)
Dec 12, 2010
Cover Art Modern Boys Modern Girls
I Might As Well Break It
(Self-Released)
Dec 6, 2009
Cover ArtThe Paint Movement
The Paint Movement
(Nevado)
Nov 22, 2011
Cover Art Shooting Guns
Born To Deal In Magic 1952-1976
(Teargas Recording Tree)
Apr 14, 2012
Cover Art Stalwart Sons
Burn Daylights Like Torches
(Revolution Winter)
Dec 12, 2010
Cover Art Stepchild
Problem Child
(Little Whore)
Sep 9, 2011
Cover ArtThe Sweet Lowdown
The Sweet Lowdown
(Self-Released)
Nov 22, 2011
Cover Art Transit
Insufficient Funds
(Self-Released)
Apr 1, 2011
Cover Art Volcanoless In Canada
The Way Forward
(Self-Released)
Dec 6, 2009

More Reviews For Blocks Recording Club artists

Cover Art Blankket
Pegatively Nositive
(Blocks Recording Club)
Apr 1, 2009
Cover Art Final Fantasy
Play To Please
(Blocks Recording Club)
Apr 1, 2009
Cover Art Mantler
Monody
(Blocks Recording Club)
Aug 30, 2010
Cover Art One Hundred Dollars
Fourteenth Floor b/w Migrant Workers
(Blocks Recording Club)
May 1, 2009
Cover ArtThe Swyves
The Swyves
(Blocks Recording Club)
Aug 30, 2010
Cover ArtBob Wiseman
The Legend
(Blocks Recording Club)
Sep 23, 2008
header bottom