Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We The Kings w/ Beathe Carolina, T. Mills, The Ready Set and Keep It Cute
Nobody predicted how influential Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American would be upon the album’s 2001 release, but a decade later the record has become the bible for an entire generation of emo-pop bands. Florida’s We The Kings are among Jimmy Eat World’s most devoted disciples, though their kid-friendly iteration of emo-pop is bound to make original Jimmy Eat World fans feel very, very old. The band’s second record, 2009’s Smile Kid, was so youth-skewing it featured a cameo from the Disney starlet Demi Lovato, and its 2011 follow-up Sunshine State of Mind found them further softening their sound, moving away from pop-punk toward plain pop.