Most kids these days are embracing the latest, flashiest and (sometimes) oddest pieces of music they can run into in any way or media possible at hand.
Being the primary consumers through merch, downloads and judging radio air time, the future of many bands are in the hands of the part of the population many couldn’t care less about. Luckily, there is still some hope in the upcoming generations.
Deven Ivy, Ben and Max Redman are the Jack White raged-influenced power trio behind Residual Kid. With their ages between 12 and 14 years old, their sound is surprisingly heavy and mature for such a young band. After a few years playing the Texas circuit and many gigs in their hometown Austin, their first EP as a trio and second as a band, Faces, was born back in the dawn of 2012.
With six songs, Faces plays between genres such as hard rock, punk rock and grunge. Noisy and raw, it is nice to hear not everything is mellow and soft constructed in the younglings’ world. Already with SXSW on their way and having a blast at ACL Fest and FunFunFun Fest, the band’s reputation is growing stronger and louder. Last year, they were even considered too loud for the guys at the Continental Club but were quickly defended by blues musician Jon Dee Graham.
And when kids are considered too loud for a stage, a lost cause, you can tell the kids are alright.
Jorge A. López Mendicuti
OurVinyl | Senior Writer
Residual Kid’s “Lost Cause”