The Kids have since enjoyed glowing praise from critics, bloggers, and fans alike for their faux-disco-inspired sound. On the strength of their self-released 2007 Wizards of Ahhhs EP alone, Rolling Stone named them a top-ten Artist to Watch for 2008 and Columbia Records signed them to a major-label deal.
The dynamic group is led by frontman Reggie Youngblood, whose Robert Smith-like vocals and charismatic on-stage presence distinguish Black Kids as seriously deserving of the hype they've received. Their upcoming debut album, Partie Traumatic, is scheduled for a July 22 US release and includes the band's infectious first single, "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You."
Black Kids recently played XPN Live Friday Free At Noon at World Cafe Live and are slated to headline their own European tour this summer.