Track by Track: "No Kidding!" by The Fluids
Brooklyn trio The Fluids and their Talking Heads-esque debut single "Creatures" turned lots of heads (pun intended) after the tune's release in September. Since then, the band drip fed their fans songs from their debut album No Kidding!, which was just released October 27th via Axis Mundi Records. The post punk sound that the band has honed in on so perfectly has also gotten comparisons to the likes of Bowie and Echo & The Bunnymen. One listen to the album and you'll pick up on those nostalgic nods in lead singer Mike Tony's vocals and their punchy guitar melodies. In celebration of the album being released last month, Mike and lead guitarist Cooper Formant put together a track by track of the record. Check it out below!
Mike: Maybe our most dynamic song, and one of my faves to play live.
Cooper: This is one of the ones where Mike sounds like a kid performing a rock opera for his sister and her friends in the basement as a teen...in a good way. This riff is pretty bluesy.
"Sign N Drive"
Mike: Catchy little song that really came together once Cooper introduced his guitar line.
Cooper: This is the Miller Lite of the songs on No Kidding! The first few seconds are like cracking a cold light beer. It's hard for me not to picture Mike's aunt dancing in the front row at our shows when I hear this one.
"New Land Sale"
A statement of intent. An anthem to kneel to.
I needed a slow song for our live sets and I wanted a chance to shred a solo over some airy synths.
A party song. But not a party I particularly want to go to.
A big Bruce-esque power jam that culminates with an apropro sax solo
Mike: A last minute addition to the album - a reckless, unhinged sprint.
Cooper: I imagine we are riding through the desert night in a convertible with Mike's dad and Adrian Grenier on our way to Vegas.
A straight up blitz. Cooper’s guitar gives me goosebumps.
"Just Like Me"
A cathartic track, in terms of content and placement on the album.
It’s like eating a McFlurry after a Big Mac meal.