Indie-pop band And The Kids have a new album, When This Life Is Over, slated for release Feb. 22, and they are coming to The Brass Rail to celebrate.
Described by Boston’s NPR radio station WBUR as “accessible, with a penchant for sprightly hooks and a taste for crystalline tones of the glockenspiel,” And The Kids are anything but conventional, seemingly avoiding the “rules” of pop music on purpose in favor of creating less predictable yet memorable tunes.
Lead singer and guitarist Hannah Mohan and drummer Rebecca Lasaponaro met in a music class at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton, Mass., when they were paired together for a school project. Nobody else picked them. Making lemonade out of lemons, they called the project “Jail For Kids” or “JFK,” beginning a relationship that would eventually lead the duo to form And The Kids. A decade later, they released their first full-length album to critical acclaim, gaining a reputation as a band to watch.
While their recorded music is great, the live show is where the band truly excels. Up-and-coming Fort Wayne power pop punk duo Anna Faye and Brooklyn-based Toth open the show.