Jacksonville indie rockers Black Kids have only released one single in the seven-year interim since 2009’s Cemetery Lips EP, 2014 one-off “Origami.” But today the band comes charging back with a video for “Obligatory Drugs,” the first single from the sophomore album they’re finally releasing next year. It’s a danceable rock song that plays around with jazz, tropicalia, and hip-hop tropes, like what might happen if Beck produced a track for LCD Soundsystem. “I’m havin’ a motherfuckin’ party at my motherfuckin’ house,” goes Reggie Youngblood’s hook. “Are you in or out?” Decide for yourself below; Black Kids drummer Kevin Snow directs with animation by Bjorn Miner.
Black Kids play Rough Trade in Brooklyn on 10/29 with Mass Gothic.