Five piece pop-punk group Vintage Kicks rocks out with an irreverent mix of regional pride and self-deprication that’s unique to the Philly area in general, South Jersey in specific. As boisterous as the handful of tracks recorded for their Key Studio Session were, I love how much they also felt honest and reflective: the bit in “Gimmie Gimmie” about the cost of a history degree versus a job as a waiter; the biting fun of the forthcoming single “Bad News Broski”; the righteous defeatism of “King Geek.” That last one is also the title track to their debut full length, a record whose jagged guitars and bouncing synths made it a favorite around The Key last year. It splits the difference between Devo and Blink-182, if you will, and the band as a live unit is tight and full of energy. Check out the tracks below, and catch Vintage Kicks in concert this Friday, June 29, at World Cafe Live.
The Key Studio Sessions, Vintage Kicks, World Cafe Live