The first song from The Kickback’s debut LP, “Sorry All Over the Place,” which will be out this summer, was released today. Check out the song “When I Die” here:
The Chicago band with South Dakota roots says “‘When I Die’ is about being so terrified of death that your only alternative is to micromanage the hell out of it. Unable to learn or grow from the experience, you assume that you’ll have the benefit of coming back from the afterlife and rubbing it in the faces of all those who slighted you during your time on earth. The denial of death and the futility of the fight is offset with harmonized gang vocals and the assertion that ‘You don’t have to act’, as if the song’s narrator is the only one who truly gets it.”
Next week, a copy of the song will go out to all the people who helped fund the music on Kickstarter. It’ll be available to everyone to download on Feb. 25.
The Kickback is made up of brothers Billy and Danny Yost, who moved from their hometown of Vermillion in 2009 to Chicago. There, after pleas on Craigslist seeking out band members they met up with Eamonn Donnelly and Jonny Ifergan.
The group has earned a reputation as a stellar and explosive live act after a steady two years of touring and supporting acts like White Rabbits, Smith Westerns, Here We Go Magic, Tapes ‘n Tapes and Telekinesis.
The Kickback will play in Sioux Falls on March 2 at Bigs Sports Bar, 3110 W. 12th St. Burlap Wolf King and Th’Rattletrap will also perform. Tickets for the 18-and-older show are $6.