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Episode 373: Childqueen - Kadhja Bonet

Episode 373: Childqueen - Kadhja Bonet

On our latest podcast, soul/jazz polymath Kadhja Bonet is back with the follow up to her remarkable 2016 debut, The Visitor, and the more things have changed, the more they have stayed the same. Bursting with the uniquely impossible smoothness and impeccable sophistication that defined The VisitorChildqueen is a singular that mood feels as fresh as it does timeless. Special guest Marcus J. Moore (Senior Editor, Bandcamp) joins us to journey through this latest weird and wonderful that Bonet has shared. 

PLUS! Israel Nash is back with some potent good vibes, and we've got the first single of off his upcoming LP for you to get lost in!


TRACKING: Nude Beach - Some Kinda Love

SOUNDS LIKE: The Jam, Real Estate, Elvis Costello, Superdrag
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: This Brooklyn band is making power pop jams you wouldn’t expect from that borough.


If Real Estate were a power pop band, or Peter Buck were in the Jam, you’d have any of a number of songs from Nude Beach’s sophomore album, II.  The jingle jangle of guitars throw to the left against the power chords that throw to the right of catchy should be hit, “Some Kinda Love”.  This trio, who live in Brooklyn, go against the grain of what your typical Williamsburg bands sound like these days.  They’re nostalgic, sure, but rather than every other band in their neighborhood indebted to the 80's, they deliver 3 minute pop songs that Paul Weller could have easily written its 1978.  “Love” is simple: simple 4/4 beat, simple guitar parts, and a simple enough melody that will be stuck in your head for days.