In January we named Can’t Kids as one of our 14 bands to watch in 2014 on the potential of their upcoming album Ennui Go. Can’t Kids debut album Brushes, Touches, Tongues put them on the map as one of South Carolina’s most wonderfully warped bands, standing strong not only on their music, but with witty lyrics that leave interpretation up to the listener. Ennui Go follows in those footsteps, more focused overall, with the “Appalachian cheerleader rock” they coined still present.
The first two tracks released off the upcoming album show the difference in style. “Alison Wonder” off our 2014 sampler is Can’t Kids in their traditional form, shouting in unison, sometimes in harmony, oozing with kinetic emotion. Although cleaner around the edges, it’s a song that could have easily found a place on their debut release. Same goes for the new single “You Don’t Plan” which is more precise and calculated than any of their previously released songs. Amy Cuthbertson’s cello comes in smooth and low over Adam Cullum’s clean finger picked guitar, while Jessica Oliver’s vocals hang delicately in the background.