Dreaming Out Loud
Label: Hopeless Records
Weird Kids finds We Are The In Crowd fleshing out the scrappy mall-punk sound captured on their debut Best Intentions. The album is both bigger and punchier sounding. "Long Live The Kids" is an anthem for teens feeling alienated by mainstream squares. Meanwhile, on the equally hard rocking "Dreaming Out Loud," sassy singer Taylor Jardine turns that alienation inward: "I can't seem to find a way to walk out of my head. I'm afraid of what I'd miss." Weird Kids also contains a few softer numbers, including "Windows In Heaven" and "Come Back Home," but they're not quite as exciting as the ragers.