When Fish Ride Bicycles

When Fish Ride Bicycles

by The Cool Kids
     
 

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Taking their name to heart, the Cool Kids took a three-year stroll from their beloved 2008 EP The Bake Sale to this 2011 debut album. "Aloof," "meandering," and "unwilling to 'seize the moment'" prove to be positive elements for this alt or underground hip-hop crew, both in their career and on album, as this sneaky yet rewarding,

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Taking their name to heart, the Cool Kids took a three-year stroll from their beloved 2008 EP The Bake Sale to this 2011 debut album. "Aloof," "meandering," and "unwilling to 'seize the moment'" prove to be positive elements for this alt or underground hip-hop crew, both in their career and on album, as this sneaky yet rewarding, De La Soul-esque experience displays. Still, it's a new "Daisy Age" as When Fish Ride Bicycles shakes off some of the group's love of retro and enters the slick, post-Neptunes, post-N.E.R.D. world where anything goes, and it often goes pop. Pop-punker Travis Barker is behind the boards for "Sour Apples," offering a production where new wave meets Odd Future as the Kids spit the skeptical hook "I met a couple honeys in my line of work/Some sour apples, some sweet as desert." Save a couple choice cuts from the Neptunes themselves, Kids member Chuck Inglish handles the rest of the vivid production, which is flashy and backpacker all at once, and if Bun B and Ghostface don't seem at home in these surroundings, it's the Kids' thug wit and prime punch lines ("I'm Park Place, you're Marvin Gardens") that welcome them as friends. The kinetic, mini-funk monster "Swimsuits" with Mayer Hawthorne puts it over the top, making the long wait forgivable and the album highly recommendable.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2011
Label:
Green Label Sound
UPC:
0614511784627
catalogNumber:
15
Rank:
62171

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cool Kids   Primary Artist
Travis Barker   Drums,Soloist
Mayer Hawthorne   Keyboards
J.P. Keller   Guitar,Keyboards
Eddie L   Vocals
Chuck Bein   Guitar

Technical Credits

P. Williams   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Kevin Bivona   Engineer
Mikey Rocks   Executive Producer
Chuck Inglish   Producer,Executive Producer
A. Cohen   Composer
D. Coles   Composer
B. Freeman   Composer
J.P. Keller   Engineer
Old Young   Producer,Engineer

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