Smoosh

Kids grow up so fast today, especially when they're pre-teens with an album already on shelves and a list of opening slots for such bands as Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney and Pearl Jam. As beloved by Vice as they are by Tiger Beat, the Seattle-born Smoosh sisters may seem like a gimmick but their Luscious Jackson-esque indie pop is no joke. Eleven-year-old drummer Chloe hits the skins better than Meg White and the just-turned-13 singer/keyboardist Aysa is so good - balancing unintentional cool with precocious emotion - you can't wait to see what she'll write once the angst kicks in.