King Kong Ding Dong

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On first listen, King Kong Ding Dong's Youth Culture Index manages to hit that elusive sweet spot that roves between that which sounds sparkly and new and that which is extracted from black market Animal Collective syndicates and dispensed to college kids wholesale.

They run a similar gamut between charming studio tricks and ragged lo-fi crackle, with tracks running in the red followed by quasi-electronic, tampered guitarscapes. The thing was recorded loosely over more then a year throughout Philly “bedrooms, basements, and other amorphous dwellings,” and with members of Sunny Day in Glasgow (“we are the band,” they explained), they exude an easy kind of sound-play that remains novel while being completely familiar.