Young Lawyer CD (2001)

Artist: French Kicks

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Product Overview


Label Star Time
SKU 60475799
UPC 711574423224
UPC 14 00711574423224
Format CD
Release Date 11/6/2001
Author French Kicks
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Technical Info
Engineer Greg Talenfeld
Producer Greg Talenfeld
CatalogID 1
Lable Name Star Time International
Released 03/01/2005
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 22m : 2s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00711574423224
Album Notes and Credits
French Kicks: Josh Wise (vocals, guitar, piano); Matthew Stinchomb (vocals, guitar); Nick Stumpf (vocals, drums); Jamie Krents (bass).
Recorded at Marcata Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Josh Wise (vocals, guitar, piano); Nick Stumpf (vocals, drums); Jamie Krents (bass guitar).
Recording information: Marcata Studios, New York, NY.
Young Lawyer is a scabrous blurt of post-punk energy, recalling the sound of French Kicks' N.Y.C. scenemates Les Savvy Fav. However, unlike their better-known compatriots, French Kicks go easy on the arty in-jokes, instead preferring to play short, taut songs without filler or excess arrangements. Young Lawyer is a breathless sprint from beginning to end, giving the band little room to sketch out complicated musical ideas or try out different moods. Though the record is certainly an energy boost for a few minutes, the reckless speed at which it's delivered doesn't give the listener much room to process what's going on. Instead, the EP goes by in an undistinguished, undiluted blur, never offering a steady foothold for an audience to grab onto. ~ Sam Eccleston
Artist Overview
They were never as trendy as the Strokes or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but nonetheless, New York City's French Kicks were a mainstay of the early 2000s Big Apple rock renaissance. Originally known for being the band with a singing drummer, the French Kicks underwent several line-up changes that led to drummer Nick Stumpf taking over traditional frontman duties. A certain coulda/shoulda tag always dogged the band, but one listen to their sharp, hip mod-pop is proof that the boys did just fine for themselves.
Professional Reviews
Q (10/01, p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...When they push the pedal to the metal FK come across as a garage-punk Buffalo Springfield..."
NME (Magazine) (9/29/01, p.64) - 7 out of 10 - "...A happy accident...A collision of disparate styles..."
Disc 1
1 Young Lawyer
2 Living Room Is Empty
3 88, The
4 Call Our Hands
5 Destro
6 Piano
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