Album Review: Rozwell Kid – ‘Precious Art’

I hope that the American punkrock band Rozwell Kid have a good party supply store nearby, because they sure have something to celebrate. After having signed to the record label SideOneDummy in late 2015, they now released their fourth album (and the first on their new label) called ‘Precious Art’: and it’s a good one! After the success of their previous full-length ‘Too Shabby’ in 2014, the band has done quite some touring across the world, as well as writing new music (and releasing an EP and a split with The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid to Die). And now they’re back – and better than ever before.

If there’s any keywords to describe Rozwell Kid’s new album, it would be: energetic, fun, catchy and a loud ‘YEEEES’. The album exceeds the standard because of its originality: as the songs follow up each other, not one song sounds the same. Yet it still manages to sound like a cohesive album that makes sense.
Not only does the album make sense, it also makes you very happy. Songs like ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Wish Man’ are so catchy that it’s hard not to actively jump up and down. Then there’s other songs like ‘South By’ and ‘Gameball’, where the energy is toned down. But instead of having the energy plummeting, it offers a perfect balance between high energy songs and moments to take a breather. After the album has finished, you get the feeling you did not just listen to a number of songs. Instead, the beginning, end and everything in between offer a perfectly logical structure that not all albums have nowadays. This is not just an album, it’s a full and well executed concept, too.

In short: Rozwell Kid managed to pull off another stellar album with ‘Precious Art’. A band that definitely deserves all the recognition it can possibly get.

The band are touring the United States in July and August. Dates and tickets can be found on their official website.

Linda Köke

I'm Linda, a Dutch 24 year old art and music lover. I am an art historian, working for a contemporary art platform, parttime cultural blogger, a very culinary inclined vegan (yes I will bake cookies for you!), a mother of two cats and I spend almost half my spare time on planes to or in the United Kingdom.

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