By Christopher "CJ" Smith
So the talk of the blog world this week is Black Kids — the band from Jacksonville, Florida, that is.
They've been hyped up for what seems like an eternity in the blog-world (which means since last October), when their debut EP captured the imagination of many Cure fans. We caught up with them at the CMJ Music Marathon last October to get the skinny on their sound — and, of course, the hype.
But a lot has changed since then — mainly stemming from the release of their major-label debut this week. Rather predictably, the response has not been as kind this go-round. While receiving favorable reviews from many outlets like Filter, Spin and Rolling Stone, the big news came from indie-reckoner Pitchfork, which arguably set off the buzz on the band's EP with an overwhelmingly positive review.