Cousins Miguel Ojeda and John Zakoor started playing music together over a decade ago, but they’ve just started to hit their stride in the riffy pop-rock outfit Migrant Kids. The trio — which also features drummer Bryan O’Flynn — was named Best New Band by the Austin Chronicle last year, but 2016 is prime to have even bigger things in store. The band has just announced that they’ll be releasing a new EP, entitled Primordial Soup, on May 13th via Pure Joy Records.
“The EP is about embracing where we come from, and trying to tap into that,” Ojeda says of the four-track effort. “Beyond this earth where everything started, after the big bang and brewing in a Primordial Soup!”
Alongside the record announcement, they’ve shared the video for new single “Thread”. Shot in Laredo, TX, the self-consciously “vintage” video recalls the glory days of VHS; if it weren’t for the sweet arpeggios and ultramodern post-rock riffing, you might think it was actually a relic from the 1980s. In any case — and despite the grainy footage — it sure is pretty to look at.
“We wanted to showcase all of the beauty in that city that seems so overlooked,” explains O’Flynn. “Laredo has really incredible people and a budding art scene, and they were certainly one of the first to embrace us as we were getting started in Texas.”
Check out the video below, and look out for the Primordial Soup EP on May 13th.