Jim McTurnan & The Kids That Killed The Man, the subject of this week's feature, will officially release its debut album, Joie De Vivre, on Saturday at the hi-dive. It's a thrilling nine track affair, clocking in at just under thirty minutes. McTurnan told us he set out to make a happier album, one that was fun to play live. The band honed its sound at a series of high-profile gigs in 2009, playing Monolith and CMJ in rapid succession. Listen to standout tracks "Don't Count Me Out" and "This Will All Work Out" below.
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Joie De Vivre has been years in the making -- McTurnan tried to rehearse at least one of the songs with his previous band, Cat-A-Tac, back in 2008. Since then, The Kids That Killed The Man has recruited the services of John Fate on drums, Josh Wambeke on bass and Nathan Brasil on guitar. McTurnan says he feels like the least talented musician in this band.