Below, stream "The Sound," a new tune from k i d s, the local pop/noise/nightmare/R&B project of K. Jared Collins. Collins reports that he will follow up last year's These Days album with an EP called are US, set to be recorded live during an upcoming performance, Saturday, Mar. 30 at Caledonia Lounge. Aside from his usual backing band, Velocirapture, Collins promises some special guests for that show, including Pretty Bird, Josh Evans of Muuy Biien and Javier Morales of The Dream Scene/Grass Giraffes.
k i d s (or k (v) i d s, depending on the day and how badly Collins wants to annoy the Flagpole calendar elves) continues to impress, evolving from bedroom-pop vanity project to an artistically dense and significant force on the local scene. "The Sound" finds Collins diving even farther into the beautiful and terrifying depths of his most recent work, hinting at a heretofore unseen expanse to come and sounding kinda like what I wish Deerhunter still sounded like. B. Cox, eat your heart out.