My sixth official Band Mom album (second from The Band Mom + LIFT) is almost done with its Top 200 campaign, and I haven’t even gotten a chance to tell you about it yet! It could use some extra loving in this final week, so read on!
The Invisible Kid hails from NYC – but he actually came to us through the RPM director of Tucson, Arizona’s illustrious KXCI. Corbin Dooley, aside from holding down the electronic music department at that station (as well as having graduated from my alma mater Wake Forest, as it turns out!), also runs his own record label: Bikiniwax Records. This release reminds me quite a bit of the Secret Machines at times: distorted, ethereal, electronic post-punk music. Plus he does tons of awesome remixes, by artists like The Faint, The Helio Sequence and Friendly Fires!
THE INVISIBLE KID
The Invisible Kid is the brainchild of New York City-based producer/ songwriter/ performer Daniel Lee. The music is a mixture of 80’s new wave, 90’s indie and shoegazer textures, and modern electronic/mashup situations. “The Invisible Kid” debut self-titled EP was released on November 29, 2005 and was followed by an assortment of remix work in 2006.
In 2002, Daniel Lee completed a remix for seminal UK trip-hop/electronic artists, the Sneaker Pimps, on their international single release for “Sick”, which received national radio airplay. Under The Invisible Kid moniker, he has most recently completed remixes of Pittsburgh-based band Shade; the DC-based outfit Soft Complex; Portland, Maine’s Paranoid Social Club; Detroit, Michigan soul/funk master Nadir; fellow New York City shoegaze outfits Autumn Thieves, Elika, Soundpool, Dead Leaf Echo, and Project Skyward; and British artists SOKI2U and Laurence Colbert (formerly of the seminal group Ride).
This year has a lot in store for Daniel Lee and The Invisible Kid project, as The Invisible Kid’s second record – “The Entrance” – was released to the masses.
“…his Oxford influences and Manchester sensibilities have forged a bond on the floor of his basement studio, somewhere between the production sized talents of his electronic mind and his subterranean love for white-noise theatrics.”
–Gordon Sharp, JEZEBELMUSIC.COM
RIYL: Secret Machines, New Order, Air, MGMT
Start With: 13, 3, 10, 7 FCC CLEAN
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This thing went for adds on 9/28, and it’s gained a steady and growing following since then. But it has yet to make it onto the Top 200 chart! Each week it squeaks by JUST under the level it needs, like just one or two more stations would make all the difference. Let’s not let this one slip through the cracks, it’s a very cool album and doesn’t deserve to be the only thing I’ve worked all year that doesn’t hit a chart!
Also: for a limited time, you can download remixes of the hit single “Sometimes” here! Enjoy!
Okay you guys, so one more week. LET’S DO THIS!!!!