Uke Band The Ooks Of Hazard’s “Kids” Almost Makes Up For MGMT’s Coachella Letdown

Who knew that underneath the synthpop sound of MGMT’s “Kids” was a toe -tapping acoustic hoedown of a song just dying to get out? Apparently, The Ooks Of Hazard knew. The nine piece band which includes seven (yes, seven!) ukuleles, an accordion, and a cajón recorded themselves performing a version of “Kids” far better than MGMT performed at Coachella this past weekend (which is to say, not at all). Watch The Ooks after the jump and like us, we promise you’ll agree with the YouTube commenter who said, “im in love. who are you guys and why can’t i find anything- other videos, info, anything!- on the internet?”.

What songs would you like to see The Ooks Of Hazard cover next? Comment below!

  • Howlin' Hobbit

    Great line-up there. I love the accordion sound with ukuleles.

    BTW… 6 ukuleles and one of the new uke basses (the guy right next to the cajon player). Can't tell which brand — probably Road Toad or the Kala/Road Toad collaboration — but it sure sounds nice, hm?

  • Patrick

    Yeah, it is a Kala all mahogany U-bass. He bought it from my store “Amazing Music'” in Pacific Palisades, CA. It does sound really good.

  • Ken

    WOW!! Heard it for the first time last night and they blew me away. I’d like to know more about them. Who are you and where have you been all my life. I need to hear more!!