No Kids
Come Into My House

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No Kids
Come Into My House


Released 19/02/2008

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Come Into My House is the first release by Vancouver, Canada trio NO KIDS.  Comprised of 3/4s of the critically revered pop band P:ano, No Kids are multi-instrumentalists Julia Chirka, Justin Kellam, and singer/songwriter Nick Krgovich.

Recorded at The Hive Studio in Vancouver (with the help of a sizeable grant from the Canadian government and the talents of nine guest musicians), Come Into My House achieves an unexpected cohesiveness despite the wide range of musical styles covered in its forty-one minutes. Golden era Hollywood musicals, Jam & Lewis-inspired production techniques, the icy displacement of contemporary r n’ b, and the breadth of Arthur Russell’s, disco, pop, and avant garde compositional work are referenced and married together by novelistic narrative strains, a lush instrumental palette, and a cinematic atmosphere.

Come Into My House is an album set in the perpetual Autumn New England of Douglas Sirk’s classic melodramas.   Krgovich’s songs are populated by stuffy, lonely, Ivy League educated recluses with amazing wardrobes, languishing in empty beach houses while the leaves whip past enormous picture windows.  Its dreariness in only the broadest of gestures, made Technicolor and hugely romantic with sweeping orchestral arrangements. Like the characters in an Alex Katz painting coming to life and bursting into song, Come Into My House turns the mundane into cinemascopic musical extravaganza.  Its easy to imagine Busby Berkeley-esque dance numbers for any one of these twelve tracks.  Ambitious to the point of absurdity, Come Into My House is an album too grand to ignore.

  1. Great Escape
  2. For Halloween
  3. The Beaches All Closed
  4. Bluster In The Air
  5. I Love The Weekend
  6. Four Freshmen Locked Out As The Sun Goes Down
  7. Old Iron Gate
  8. You Look Good To Me
  9. Listen To It / Courtyard Music
  10. Dancing In The Stacks
  11. Neighbour's Party
  12. The Puddle
“Laid-back, r'n'b-style harmonies are wound around no-fi drum beats. This is summertime music, with false falsettos, lively piano, ragtime melodies and a healthy dose of saucepan drums.” Plan B (UK)
“Fanciful Vancouver trio No Kids are different, though?yes, they?re an R&B version of Arcade Fire. Sensibly sweatered in college colours, Come Into My House is fruity like Junior Boys and phunky like Pharrell and you?ll be grateful if you get to the end without cringing. ” Vice (UK)