Black Kids Give Bernard Butler Another Reason To Go Back Into the Studio

noah | May 27, 2008 2:15 am
I wonder if there will ever come a time when hearing a song by Black Kids–like their new single, the plonky, not all that cohesive “Hurricane Jane,” which is in (cough) “finished” form above–doesn’t make me automatically think “man, I hated when Hot Hot Heat got crummy,” and then wonder wistfully if ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, who produced the overhyped Florida act’s major-label debut, is going to use some of the cash he’s raked in from shepherding Internet-buzzed acts to make more really excellent blue-eyed soul records.

To wit: I’ve never seen the clip for “Not Alone,” which was one of my favorite songs of the past 10 years:

And the build of “Stay” is undeniable:

C’mon, Bernard! At the very least, your own personal reworking of “Mercy” would help satisfy my thirst on this particular point.

Black Kids – Hurricane Jane [YouTube via Pitchfork] Bernard Butler – Not Alone [YouTube] Bernard Butler – Stay [YouTube]