Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s latest project as a producer was announced this week: Traphouse Rock, the debut LP from Chicago genre-hopping group Kids These Days. The band, made up of 18-20-year-olds, made a big splash at their hometown’s Lollapalooza Festival this year (perhaps where Tweedy caught wind of their talents), though they’d already been gaining word of mouth in the local scene following high-profile opening slots for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Raphael Saadiq, and Derek Trucks.
If Tweedy’s work on the excellent new Mavis Staples album is any indication, he’ll likely bring a natural, live approach to putting Kids These Days to tape. A cursory tour through their YouTube clips so far should validate that type of treatment, I’d say, but who knows what’s in store at this point. In the meantime (the release date is TBA), get acquainted with an impressive video for their song “Darling” below: