[2010-present] Acid Kicks


“Life Dreams”, Acid Kicks. October 22, 2011. 3-song album released in seven-inch vinyl format on Slipshod Mucus Kiss. Arrangement includes 3 bass guitars, trumpet, and drums. Available for sale with digital download for $6 plus shipping on Bandcamp.

Three bass players, one drummer, and the search for the punk rock american dream.

“It’s something like Spiritualized as sung by Nick Cave covered in a bath of echo and reverb. As you might imagine, they shred it live, here’s to hoping they tour out your way soon.” – yvynyl, http://yvynyl.tumblr.com.

“There’s a post-punk, shoegaze-kinda fury and fuzz and fume that charges forward with simple, no-bullshit, locomotive bass phrases and Gonzo-cymbal crashes, which is all fine and good, no complaints. But check that trumpet blaze that heats up toward the end of the tune, will ya? I admit that I have a bit of a brass fetish, but these horn-floaters add a tubular textural, additionally dreamy dimension to that tried and true Brit-rock sound.” – PW, http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com.

“Some bands – garage-rock duos, indie-punk trios – decide not to enlist a bassist. Philly experimentalists Acid Kicks prefer several. Outdoing 90s underground juggernaut Girls Against Boys in their embracement of the low end, these guys self-describe as “three bass players, one drummer, and the search for the punk rock American dream.” I call them a group of exciting players with an abundance of texture and imagination. Check out the title track to their new 7″,Life Dreams, below; the single is being released this Saturday in a party at Kensignton art space Little Berlin.” – The Key, WXPN, http://thekey.xpn.org