Genres: Rock / Garage Rock / Post Rock / Indie / Alternative
Related artists: Cave In, Converge, New Idea Society, Pet Genius, Zozobra, Clouds, Stephen Brodsky, Stove Bredsky, Sacrifice Poles, Mutoid Man, Euclid and The Holey Moleys.
Country: Boston, USA
Years Active: 1996-1997
Song: "Peeping Tomboy"
Album: "Guitar Method"
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For fans of: New Idea Society, Pet Genius, Stephen Brodsky, Stove Bredsky, Clouds, Sacrifice Poles, Cave In, Modern Rifles, Nada Surf, Limblifter and Foo Fighters.
KID KILOWATT was "...an extension of my love for the more tender sounds of mid-to-late 90's underground music."
-Stephen Brodsky (OMSB interview)
As soon as "The Scope" blows past you, the opening track of 'Guitar Method', it is apparent that KID KILOWATT will be able to pull you in with hooks while throwing some aggressive rock' n' roll that would be a little too much for mainstream radio.
It's a shame that KID KILOWATT never got more popular, as the band crafted some of the most robust rock songs I've ever heard - and yes, I realize that Stephen Brodsky is also the Cave In frontman. Cave In's rock songs are on a different level. They are layered with effects, have intricate song structures and are generally more progressive sounding, with a few exceptions. KID KILOWATT embraced lo-fi garage rock and wrote songs that I would assume just poured out of their collective musical brain with little effort. Everything fits exactly where it should, there is little-to-no filler and the songs still excite this writer after a decade and a half of rocking them on a monthly basis.
The band only had 2 releases, the demo 'Hit Single' 7" that was released in 2001 and 2003's 'Guitar Method', which is actually a 14-song compilation of 3 years worth of recordings from 1996 to 1999. You need these if you even remotely like anything Brodsky does, or rock music in general. Seriously, it's that good. Sleeper of decade. If you don't believe me, listen to "The Scope", "Peeping Tomboy", "7th Inning Song Formation", "Bicycle Song", "Ted Nugent" and "Tug of War".
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2001 - Hit Single 7"
2003 - Guitar Method 12"LP
2004 - Guitar Method cdLP (3 bonus tracks)
(2004) KID KILOWATT - "The Scope" (from 'Guitar Method')
(2004) KID KILOWATT - "Peeping Tomboy" (from 'Guitar Method')
(2004) KID KILOWATT - "Bicycle Song" (from 'Guitar Method')
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