Flagpole Premieres! k i d s: ‘were Next Door /III/’

Local psych-pop crew k i d s, the brainchild of songwriter K. Jared Collins, has been largely inactive for the past several months, but as it turns out, Collins and his rotating supporting cast have just been busy prepping a brand-new album—the looooong-awaited follow-up to last year’s live LP are US—appropriately titled Take Forever. Peep the flowery cover art above. The record will be out digitally May 15, but the band is taking pre-orders now via Bandcamp.

The cassette version of Take Forever costs $7; the vinyl version will run ya $17. Cassettes will be available at the group’s show on the Georgia Theatre rooftop Thursday; Collins aims to have the album pressed to white vinyl and ready to ship out in June.

Both pre-orders come with an immediate download of the song “were Next Door /III/,” which you can stream below. The tune hints at a scuzzy new direction for the once-R&B-inflected groove-pop crew.

k i d s plays the Georgia Theatre rooftop on Thursday, Apr. 17, following the Zombies show inside.


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