Those Magic Kids have done it again!
The folks at Transparent are gonzo for “Superball,” the not-so-long-awaited follow up to the Kids’ summer 2009 smash hit “Hey Boy.”
From the blog: We’ve been flipping our lid for the latest sacred offering from tear-jerking, romance-rescuing, heaven’s house big band MAGIC KIDS for a perfect minute now since it was first posted on their Myspace and so we were pretty delighted when Will from the Memphis troupe fired the Mp3 over in a magnificent bottlerocket of goodwill, joy and wonderful; delirious, galloping pop songs this morning so we can listen to it in the terrifying, grey forever of outdoors and envisage the entire world as a technicolour dreaming disneyscape devoid of pain and sadness, for three minutes or so at least.
Pitchfork got on the bandwagon last Friday:
Their latest, “Superball”, is a lush pop tune as bouncy as its titular object, and even features a refrain of “bounce bounce bounce”; a flurry of strings, woodwinds, and tambourine make a buoyant bed for lead singer Bennet’s charmingly nasal vocals.
You can wait for “Superball” on vinyl — Fat Possum’s got a split seven-inch with the Smith-Westerns in the works — or listen to it right right here.