I’ve been in kind of a mood today. Maybe it’s the letdown of a soggy day following the two most beautiful days of the year so far. Anyway, I was looking for something to listen to that went with my mood when I came across Remember Kids, Your Pigeon Is Sacred, a two-song EP by Clifton, NJ’s France.
The duo of Ken De Poto (guitar / vocals) and Jared Saviano (drums) are members of the Tiny Giant Artist Collective, and their second EP is made up of a pair of songs that showcase their range.
“Big Kids” is a two-minute rocker, De Poto sounding a bit like a non-countrified Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide as he sings self-deprecating lyrics like “Everyone knows I’m a fake” and “Everyone knows I’m a cheat.” The song’s “Fuck it, whatever. I don’t care,” struck a chord with me this morning.
“Honey” comes in at closer to five minutes and builds from an acoustic beginning to full-on heavy rock by the end. “I’m a man. I have grown. And I don’t care much about anyone,” sings De Poto; and then the guitar clears the cobwebs out of your brain.
Stream Remember Kids, Your Pigeon Is Sacred below. You can also check France out live tonight at New Brunswick’s Paradise Lost.