Video Premiere: Kool Stuff Katie, “Cars”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 01.19.15 in News

Who says you only meet weirdos on Cragslist? The two members Portland’s Kool Stuff Katie, Shane Blem and Saren Oliver, used the site to join forces to create a batch of black-and-blue but honey-sweet garage pop, the fruits of which will be revealed in full with the release of their self-titled debut tomorrow. You can get an early sample in the rollicking video for “Cars,” in which Blem and Oliver escape the city via an old English Ford, of which less than 200 were ever sold in the U.S. (the car in the video was discovered by Richard Rawlins, host of the show Fast ‘n’ Loud). The video’s easy, carefree feel perfectly matches the song’s sugary harmonies and sweet, easy vocal melody. It’s the sound of a long day off, loose and relaxed with a little bit of impishness lurking just beneath the surface.