Kid Liberty – Give Up. Give In.
Record Label: Bullet Tooth Records
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Kid Liberty’s debut record, Fight With Your Fists, was a nice introduction to another band combining hardcore influences with pop-punk jams. Returning on a more amusing, relaxed note, however, Kid Liberty have decided to have some fun with their latest offering, Give Up. Give In.. Clearly made to just be an entertaining offering for fans, this EP includes one new song, a cover of the ever-so-popular “Fuck You,” and two acoustic tracks.
The new track, “Give Me Alan Or Give Me Death,” would fit perfectly on Fight With Your Fists, containing the same aggressive vocal delivery and heavy instrumentation. The song is raw and in your face; it’s fast-paced and doesn’t skip a beat. Sure to leave fans excited for Kid Liberty’s official sophomore record, “Give Me Alan” leaves listeners anxious to hear more new material.
Following this comes the fun cuts. The “Fuck You” cover is very different from the original version, as the stellar guitar play and gruff vocals prove to be an ideal combination here. The dual vocal delivery also adds to the cover, making it even more enjoyable. If you’re a fan of either the original song or this band, this cover will most likely be to your taste. On the other hand, the acoustic version of “The Situation” is entirely different from any song from Kid Liberty’s past – even the original – as the acoustic strumming accents Trey Sexton’s soft, clean vocal performance, proving his genuine skill as a vocalist. Likewise, soft guitar plucks resonate throughout the acoustic “The Suspense Is Killing Me.” As the track picks up, it carries a foot-tapping-effect, and this time, the guitar play of Ben Wesson and Chase Woods really shines.
Clearly, the acoustic tracks are sure to be favorites in Kid Liberty’s discography, for the final minute of “The Suspense Is Killing Me” is the most memorable piece of music the band has composed. The new track will also excite fans for what comes next for the band, and the Cee Lo cover may turn some heads as well. Although clearly just a fun EP, Give Up. Give In. leaves the floor open for Kid Liberty’s next effort, which is sure to be a solid continuation from Fight With Your Fists.