Big D and the Kids Table are back and once again ignoring the rules by releasing two new releases titled ‘STOMP’ & ‘STROLL’ at the same time. This time on their own label Strictly Rude Records. With the help of their listeners, Kickstarter, and DIY mentality, Big D was able to raise 40 thousand dollars to record, mix, master, and manufacture ‘STOMP’ & ‘STROLL’. Why two records? Big D and the Kids Table has been a band for 17 years and their song writing has taken them to two different styles: SKA/Punk & Stroll (a style they invented).
STOMP ‘n’ STROLL:
‘STOMP’ is Big D’s SKA/Punk release filled with a mix of Operation Ivy, The Specials, and The Suicide Machines-esque style and of course Big D’s signature sound. Tracks like ‘Stepping Out’ and ‘The Noise’ are aggressive and fun, while the track ‘Shit Tattoos’ simply spends it’s time taking the piss out of terrible tattoo artists. ‘Don’t Compare Me To You’ is a darker tune that seems to come from the shadows while ‘You Treat Everyone Like Shit’ conveys Big D’s signature thrash. Any lover of SKA/Punk will undoubtedly love Big D’s new classic-- ‘STOMP’.
‘STROLL’ is the record named after the style of music Big D created. It can be described as a blend of hopscotch /double-dutch schoolyard rhymes with a mix of Soul and Dub. It’s what a Tarentino movie would sound like in song form-- Big D’s experimental outlet. Songs like ‘Young Suckers’ sounds as if The Commitments and The Refused had a love child; while the gruesome song ‘Knife’ tells the tale of escaping a cantina in Mexico with the help of a trusted knife. ‘STROLL’ is filled with some of Big D’s new classics like ‘Main Squeeze’ and ‘Just An Idea’. The Doped Up Dollies (Big D’s back up singers) are back again singing stylistically from hopscotch rhymes to traditional reggae and tunes not unlike The Crystals like ‘What I Got’; the Dollies’ first solo song. ‘STROLL’ is an expansion of Big D that is a creative sound that pushes stylist boundaries.
Bundle includes a T-Shirt with both Stomp and Stroll albums!