The Cool Kids on Their New EP, Missing 'The Wire' Because You're Out on Tour


With all of the tours going on, there remains one constant: the Cool Kids are on every bill! From the Roots Picnic and the Darfur Now College Tour to the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Rock the Bells, the Cool Kids are everywhere.

Not a bad strategy considering their EP, The Bake Sale, hits iTunes today. The ten-track release (a joint venture between their label C.A.K.E Records and Chocolate Industries) comes at a perfect time for the retro-rap/hipster-hop/something-something duo of Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, known through songs released on their MySpace page.

“The thing that people get misconstrued is that you’ve got to just drop albums, drop mixtape after mixtape after mixtape, and mixtape everybody to death -- but all people want are just songs,” said Mikey.

What with all the touring, the duo has no time to sit down and make mixtapes anyway. And the touring has helped to spread the word. So far, they’ve opened for M.I.A. and played SXSW, CMJ, and the Pitchfork Music Festival.

The only negative about the touring: forgetting to turn off your heat and missing final season of “The Wire.” (Yeah, that’s what the boys are bitching and moaning about in the clip above.)

The hard-copy EP will be released June 10th, and their debut album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, drops this fall. So spread the word -- because that's what works.

“You’ll never really trust that billboard, but you’ll trust your friend,” said Chuck. “So if your friend tells you to go do it, then you really think about it.”