Fort Lauderdale, FL | November 24, 2014 –
South Florida indie-rock band Kids
has released the first of three self-produced album trailers
announcing their highly anticipated debut LP Rich Coast
, to be released on January 27, 2015. Kids is a uniquely creative band that seeks to make their mark by bringing their listeners on a harmonious visual experience. The band is breaking out with a story of love and adventure, told through the emotional lyrics, powerful melodies, and impeccable musicianship that is Rich Coast
through a series of self-produced short films and music videos. “Rich Coast Trailer I
” is one of three trailers being released promoting the release of the band Kids’ new album. The trailers are a concept used to interpret the tone and feel of the record. Dated in the early 1900’s, a traveler train hops, camps, hitch hikes, runs, rides, swims, and sails down the coast to get back to his true love. This trailer features a song from Rich Coast
called “Broken Homes.”
(similar to Young the Giant, American Authors, Mumford and Sons) is an eclectic four piece American Indie folk/alternative rock band formed in 2012 by Josiah Sampson (guitar), Joshua Diaz (lead vocals, bass), Matthew Barrios (drums) and Christian Gonzalez (guitar). Aside from their musical career, the band works in lead production roles at C&I Studios
in Fort Lauderdale, giving them the ability to expand their creativity and transform their music into short film, bringing their listeners (and viewers) on a journey through time as they tell their story. Kids is not just an indie-rock band, they’re an all-inclusive musical experience
In early 2013, Kids released their debut EP Sink or Swim
which had fans wildly raving about their musical craftsmanship and inspiring lyrics. Kids also released a
music video for the title track “Sink or Swim
” which was self-produced alongside Director Joshua Miller of C&I Studios
(“The Distance,” “Grace from Above”). The success of Sink or Swim
led them to playing at Florida’s Coastline Festival, which featured bands such as Passion Pit, Capital Cities, and Two Door Cinema Club. The band also had their music and likeness featured in Hard Rock Energy’s debut commercial
Earlier this year, Kids released an original studio announcement that set the stage for what’s to come. The band produced a short film called “Trails To Tracks” documenting the old-timey traditions and adventures that created Rich Coast.
The band rented a cabin in the woods, cut off communication to the world and began writing in a way reminiscent of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau. The sounds of nature, freedom, and youthful joy can be felt with every note and enchanting lyric.
“When we discussed writing our full-length record, we sought out ways to translate feeling into the music. We wanted to convey emotion rather than just a sound or a story, we wanted to put the listener in the scenery where we wrote it. We went on a three-week adventure, across the pines of Chattanooga, Tennessee to the mountains of Northern Georgia. In search for adolescence, in search for a feeling we could construe…” — Josiah Sampson, Kids
After almost a year of writing and recording, Kids are reinventing the feeling of freedom that reminds us of youthful adventure and seeking direction in life, uniting antique sounds with playful melodies and an array of unique instrumentals creating an original sound. Rich Coast
features a blend of indie and folk with a wide variety of distinctive eastern instruments such as Gϋseng, Shruti Box, Zither, Melodica and Casinets, and western instruments Hammer Dulcimer, Ukeline, Banjo and Nashville Guitar to complete Kids’ passionate tale. Kids’ debut album Rich Coast
was produced by Jeremiah Dunlap at Emissary Studios (Stages & Stereos, Hoyle) in Orlando, FL, mixed by James Joseph and mastered by Brad Blackwood (Euphoric Mastering).
With the release of ‘Kids: Rich Coast Trailer I‘, the band is not only announcing their debut LP, they are beginning to tell their story. Kids is entering the spotlight by creating a cinematic journey to connect with listeners and evoke powerful emotions through music as they find their place in the world. Rich Coast is set for release on January 27, 2015, but Kids will continue to bring listeners on their adventure with two additional album trailers featuring the music of Rich Coast and a music video release this December.
Rich Coast LP: Tracklisting
1. Man on the Moon
3. Love’s Song
4. Second Star on the Right
5. Paved Paradise
6. The Standoff
11. Broken Homes
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