While we're awfully busy getting ready for the SF Popfest this weekend, we couldn't wait to tell you about the great new Slumberland release out next week.
*** Clap your hands for Kids On A Crime Spree ***
About a decade ago Mario Hernandez (of Ciao Bella & From Bubblegum To Sky) was casually sitting on a Stockholm couch when a friend put on the "Back To Mono" box set and Hernandez's life was forever changed. As time passed he kept coming back to the idea of a simple pop song that wasn't really that simple — a happy melody with a dark underpinning in the lyric — and he knew that it wasn't enough to just listen. He had to make his own version of this great sounding stuff. Kids On A Crime Spree is the result of this obsession.
After living in New York for a spell to more fully immerse himself in the culture that spawned the music he loved, Hernandez moved back to California and began recording in earnest. …