The Cool Kids have finally announced a date for their first legitimate project.
Astonishingly, considering the amount of media hype surrounding the Chicago duo, Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish have never released a proper full-length; they only have a few carefully leaked tunes via MySpace and a promotional iTunes single for “Black Mags.” In fact, fans are so starved for Cool Kids material that many of them think a bootleg of MySpace tracks, Totally Flossed Out, is an official recording. It’s the same “Internet reality” bullshit that has afflicted underground stars like Girl Talk and Flying Lotus.
So just to be clear, folks: Totally Flossed Out is a bootleg. Don’t believe what Wikipedia tells you.
The Bake Sale EP is the Cool Kids’ real debut. It compiles several well-known MySpace hits (including “88” and “Gold and a Pager”) with new tracks (“Bassment Party” and “Jingling”). In a gambit to beat overexcited bloggers and zip file kings, Chocolate Industries is making The Bake Sale available on May 20, nearly a month before the retail version hits stores on June 10.
True to form, the Cool Kids will spend the summer promoting it at places where cool kids hang out — colleges, nightclubs and this year’s edition of the Rock the Bells traveling festival. You’ll find both the track listing and the tour dates below; I’ll update the latter list as more information becomes available.
- 1. “What Up Man”
- 2. “One Two”
- 3. “Mikey Rocks”
- 4. “88”
- 5. “What It Is”
- 6. “Black Mags”
- 7. “A Little Bit Cooler”
- 8. “Gold and A Pager”
- 9. “Bassment Party”
- 10. “Jingling”
Here are the tour dates:
- 5/02: Fashion 45, Honolulu, HI
- 5/05: Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, CA
- 5/07: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
- 5/09: University Of Madison, Madison, WI
- 5/10: Carleton College, Northfield, MN
- 5/16: Knox College, Galesburg, IL
- 5/17: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- 5/21: Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL
- 5/25: Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI
- 5/31: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- 6/05: Cue, Cincinnati, OH
- 6/06: Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
- 6/07: Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA
- 6/08: Black Cat, Washington, DC
- 7/20: Arrow Hall, Toronto, ON
- 7/26: Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
- 7/27: Merriweather Post Pavilion, New York, NY
- 8/01: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
- 8/02: Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL
- 8/03: Jones Beach Amphitheater, New York, NY
- 8/09: Glen Helen Pavilion, Devore, CA
- 8/23: Coors Amphitheater, Denver, CO
- 8/24: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
- 9/06: Gorge Amphitheater, Quincy, WA