jason on 06/03/2010 at 06:30PM
Youth Culture Index is the new album from Philadelphia's King Kong Ding Dong. The group shares members with A Sunny Day In Glasgow, but you'd never know just by listening...ok maybe there is a tiny hint of ASDIG's ethereal pop haziness, but there are also murkier layers of This Heat and Liars-style post-punk experimentation, pot 'n pan instrumentation, the warmth of some home-recorded wave...
We had a handmade, silkscreened CD-R of Youth Culture Index in the new bin here at WFMU late last year, and now the vinyl edition's been released by Hamburg Germany's Dekorder label (home to a wide range of artists like Felix Kubin, Black to Comm, Kuupuu and Xela). King Kong Ding Dong's website has a few leads on where you might be able to score a copy.
I've been a fan of King Kong Ding Dong ever since hearing their cdr EP back in 2006, later reissued by Badmaster Records (and now out of print). You can hear a couple tracks of the KKDD debut here on the FMA. KKDD also contributed a track off the Badmaster's Dis-adelphia compilation, alongside pherociously great Philly bands like Birds of Maya, Hot Guts, US Girls, My Mind, Drums Like Machineguns, Mincemeat or Tenspeed...the list goes on! Check Dis-adelphia here on the FMA.