Posts Tagged ‘Transfiguration Highway’

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This Toronto band’s label debut is an exquisitely passionate work of vintage folk rock that exudes a tingling, calming warmth throughout. based out of Toronto, Little Kid’s Kenny Boothby finds himself inspired by this idea of transfiguration – a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state. far-ranging in both its sonic palette and its subject matter, this is a record of unusual depth and clarity from a songwriter who has spent the better part of a decade honing his craft and a lifetime building the perspective his songs so deftly express. these are personal songs that look outward, that seek to tie together the bigness of the world and the smallness of the everyday with both subtlety and humility. this is a must for fans of the band, trace mountains and early wilco.
“one of the best, but highly underrated, Toronto-based acts of the last few years”
humbling, and quietly brilliant  An arranging and writing master of contemplative pop returns to mull and muse on religion. Everything Ken puts out is amazing. It’s so hard to pick a favourite track but this is one of the highlights for me. Little Kid’s sound has grown in all the right ways. They perfectly straddle the line of comforting/intimate lofi and rhythmic indie-rock. The whiplash-like transition from ‘Think It Over’ to ‘Missionary’ is like a breath of fresh air every time, and there are lots of these gems within the album,  just an amazing, beautiful, haunting album. loved this band since they released logic songs. they hold such a special place in my heart!

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Little Kid is:
Kenny Boothby – vocals, classical guitar, casio sk-1, casiotone mt-40, piano, tapes, clarinet, banjo, kazoo
Broderick Germain – drums, percussion, casio mt-40, casio sk-1
Paul Vroom – bass, vocals

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Dreamy indie folk outfit Little Kid has released an endearing new single “All Night (Golden Ring).” The soothing track comes ahead of their next studio album Transfiguration Highway which is slated for release on July 3rd. It also comes with a gorgeous matching visual that shows a serene landscape across multiple planes. “All Night (Golden Ring)” is a gorgeous duet from Kenny Boothby and Megan Lunn, who both bring strong vocals that honour their folk predecessors in a modern context. This latest effort is a poignant one that radiates comfort and reassurance amidst a chaotic year.

“All Night (Golden Ring)” is an homage and exploration to the relationship of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, a legendary yet complicated power couple from country music history. In the Little Kid iteration of the duet, Kenny and Megan croon softly over a soft 3/4 time country instrumental. The slow pace allows the rich piano chords, gentle guitar plucks, and warm harmonica tones to properly brew. Vocally, Megan and Kenny are a match made in heaven, as their voices harmonize elegantly together while the two sing about the need to create in the midst of emotional hardship. The track progresses to bring in some joyful whistles and uplifting organ chords, climaxing with a truly anthemic outro instrumental.

Band Members
Kenny Boothby, Broderick Germain, Paul Vroom

Transfiguration Highway out July 3rd.