Kaki King Mexican Teenagers EP Album Track Listing
1. Mexican Teenagers
2. Gouge Both Your Eyes Out (But Eat Only One)
4. Vivian Leigh's Veins
5. A Long Way To Go Before We Are Truly Danlike
plus I think that she knows, Lovestoned cover.
Another cracker from Kaki and co
Hey now, you can’t knock a bit of Kaki. The pint-sized American guitarist knocked me sideways last year with her stupendously good Dreaming Of Revenge, and has happily wasted little time in returning with new material – sadly it’s only five tracks in length but those tracks are still way out of the ordinary in comparison to most people’s music.
Though “Dreaming Of Revenge” did feature some vocals, this time round she has gone for the strictly instrumental approach. The title track kicks off proceedings with – gasp – distortion all over the shop. Not exactly Kaki-King-goes-metal, but certainly somewhere along the lines of My Bloody Valentine learn to play their instruments and jam with Josh Homme. This is followed by song-title-of-the-year contender “Gouge Both Your Eyes Out (But Eat Only One)”, another very rocking tune by her standards which is simultaneously grooving and very danceable.
This rockier vein continues until the final track, “A Long Time To Go Before We Are Truly Danlike”, a more abstract electronic hypnotic composition which I’m guessing is named after her collaborator Dan Brantigan (it’s a Kaki thing, mmmkay?) and rounds things off suitably oddly. Another excellent stride in the musical development of a truly special artist – get checking her out if you don’t know what all the fuss is about!