InFest STL Tournament Of Champions: Round One, FIGHT!
MATCH 6: Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship vs. Kid Scientist
Electro-shockster versus loungey quartet
RW: I want it to be clear that I am voting for Kid Scientist and not against Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship.
CB: Kid Scientist. I feel like this decision says more about my sense of humor than my musical tastes. Or maybe I just don't like comics and barfing enough to enjoy songs about comics and barfing.
JW: I saw Superfun... a long time ago. I like how confrontational he can get.
WINNER: Kid Scientist
CB: (Disclaimer: both of these bands include KDHX associates of mine. Matt Stuttler of Burrowss as a writer, Tim Rakel of UE as a DJ). Another tough one. Those Burrowss kids put together one hell of a debut record last year, and I love 'em, for sure. But The Union Electric has an idealism and sonic patina that's undeniable.
RW: Potentially tough because Mic Boshans from Union Electric is a longtime buddy. But Mic is in 300 bands, so that is less relevant than it should be. Burrowss barely ekes by here. I just prefer the vibe.
JW: The Union Electric sound almost exactly like Uncle Tupelo. Burrowss has a riff or two and some kind of energy. I'll go with them.