Kid Lunch Kid Lunch

Poledo never really did much for me, so it’s good to hear Joshua Malinsky working his mojo solo; as Kid Lunch, his talents rise to the occasion. Where Poledo’s songs buried themselves in sludge, Kid Lunch’s stay sober and, while we always knew Malinsky could sing, we’ve never hear him as pretty as on the mellotron-sprinkled “Cursed Reality.” Simple harmonies (“Right Out,” “Green Dream”) instantly birthed in the basement demonstrate that Malinsky’s at his best when he’s spontaneous. Most of the songs were recorded “on the spot,” throwing down a drum line and following it up with whatever felt good. And, in Kid Lunch land, things do taste great with less filling. (Teenage USA)