Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Zoo Kid - Out Getting Ribs

You won't hear me (or many other bloggers) saying this very often, but I'm not sure what I think about this song yet. I can't think of many artists that have thrown me for a loop like Zoo Kid just did. "Out Getting Ribs" kind of reminds me of Wu Lyf (who wrote my second favorite song of the year), and also a bit of Oberhofer, (who wrote my favorite song of the year!) so by all accounts it really should be fantastic. Honestly though, I'm listening to it for the fifth time in a row now and I still can't decide. I love this guy's (boy's?) voice, and the fact that hes only 16 is legitimately awe-inspiring. Unfortunately, He also throws in a few overly conversational, warbling laughs that I just can't stand. A guitar or two wander in the background the whole time, and the whole song seems to sputter and stop until finally igniting with a riff in the last 30 seconds or so. Usually I'd be seriously into that kind of fractured chaos, but I haven't be able to get inside this one yet. Either way, I'm glad I checked the song out after seeing p4k awarded it a Best New Music. There's really no point in reposting it, and whoever wrote the review on it had interesting enough words on it for to stop what I was listening to.
Listen to "Out Getting Ribs" on Pitchfork

UPDATE: it was rocky at first, but I think I'm officially in love.


  1. incredible track


  2. Awesome track. See King Krule live in Glasgow...they were incredible