Black Kids

Partie Traumatic
Columbia

Last year, Black Kids released a blogosphere-revered EP full of electro-tinged dance songs addressing themes of incest and gender ambiguity. The Jacksonville quintet's full-length debut Partie Traumatic contains the entire EP and six more songs continuing in the same, party-starting-then-party-fouling vein. Nearly all the tracks boast immediately accessible progressions and relationship drama: Lead singer Reggie Youngblood usually plays the undersexed protagonist, while keyboardists Ali Youngblood (Reggie's sister, of course) and Dawn Watley tend to play the unenthused love interests. Album highlights like "Look at Me (When I Rock Wichoo)" and "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You" practically out-'80s the New Wave tracks currently being played at tribute nights around the country. Call it blissful club music for bloggers.

 
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