I get a sick confusion headache trying to figure out who's right. power pop * punk * emo * indie rock * shoegazer
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Singles Going Single #142 - Kid Champion 7" (1994, Mint)
Have had this one in my collection for ages, so I'm surprised I haven't posted it sooner. Anyway, Kid Champion's three-song 7" appears to have been their only commercial release and has the distinction of being one of the earliest endeavors for Vancouver's now fairly renown Mint Records label.
A Vancouver, co-ed four piece with a female mouthpiece, Kid Champion kept it humble and quintessentially indie, not unlike one of my other favorites from the same era, Belreve. The downcast lead-off track "Jacklyn and Chantel" boasts a mild dream-pop inflection with sweet, chiming guitars. "Gigil" is a busy instrumental, and the b-side "Adam's Newts" is all hazy, clangy, and gloriously oblique. Viva '90s, mid-fidelity indie-pop!